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N33,000 allowance: Corps members receive bank alerts, commend Buhari

Corps Members at a parade ground

Emmanuel Akosile

Like several thousands of others across the country, some members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Enugu State have expressed joy over the payment of N33,000 new monthly minimum wage as allowance by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Agency report indicates that the Corps members, who hitherto had been expectant of the payment of the new monthly allowance, expressed their happiness in Enugu, Friday, January 31.

Several of the Corps members said it was a pleasant surprise when they started receiving the credit alert at about 2:00a.m last Friday.

Report says respondents expressed their joy over the payment, noting that the payment was a ‘New Year package’ from the Federal Government.

Mr. Joseph Odichi, one of the serving Corps members, said it was like a dream when he got a call at about 3.00a.m. from a fellow Corps member about the fresh payment.

“We are really grateful for this administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari, for fulfilling its promise, especially at this crucial stage of the year.

“In fact, this is another Good Friday for us.

“We also thank the Director-General of the NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim Shuaibu, for making it possible after confirming the implementation few weeks ago,” Odichi said.

Miss Arowosegbe Busayo, a Corps member, said she still could not believe it, but thanked the administration of President Buhari for the kind gesture.

“We have been expecting to receive this N33,000 since April last year, but we thank God that finally it has been paid.

“Most of us could not sleep after the breaking news at about 2 a.m. even though some banks are yet to pay,” she said.

Miss Divine Umoh, also a Corps member, said that it was too good to be true when she heard the news in the early hours of Friday.

“Government has failed us in the past with their promises, but this issue of minimum wage has changed my perception, Miss Umoh declared.

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