In a statement by Director Press and Publications department of the NYSC scheme, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced the increase in transport and local allowances of corps members during orientation programmes.
Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, said corps members will now enjoy an increment of N300 on their transport allowance and N400 for local transport.
Adeyemi said 2018 Batch ‘A’ corps members lauded the increase when the Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure visited the Ebonyi State Orientation Camp, said;
“The transport allowance for each corps member has been increased from N1,500 to N1,800, while the local allowance is now N1,400 up from N1,000.
“Kazaure said the increase was in line with the Federal Government’s approved minimum wage for Civil Servants,” Adeyemi added.
Mrs Adenike Adeyemi had before now, reacted to the heavy rainfall that caused a major disaster and left some Corps members injured at the camp.
Reacting to the report, the NYSC spokesperson, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi said that the rainstorm blew off some of the camp’s roof, injuring corps members in the process. She said the occurrence was beyond the scheme’s control, adding that repairs work had since commenced in the camp.
According to her, the injured Corps members were taken to the state’s Federal Medical Centre(FMC) after the incident, noting that some of them have been discharged.
“There was a rainfall, no doubt about that, that is a natural disaster, which is beyond anybody’s control. There was a rainfall yesterday in Taraba and it blew off the roof in some places, injuring some corps members. They have been taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC).
“The state government has visited them and they have commenced repair works at the camp. Renovation is ongoing.
“The last time there was a rainstorm, the camp is always renovated. There is no fatality and some of the injured corps members are already returning to camp,” she added.