Governor (Prof.) Babagana Zulum of Borno State

Government pays 3,587 Corps members’ N202.6m monthly allowances

*NYSC members receive N10,000 monthly stipend each, medical corps doctors N100,000, paramedics N50,000 in Borno State ─Desk Official

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

As part of its provision of good welfare packages to the serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members towards motivating them to contribute their quotas to the development of Borno State of Nigeria, Governor (Prof.) Babagana Zulum has approved the payment of N202.6 million to offset monthly allowances of both serving and outgone Corps members.

Mr. Christopher Godwin-Akaba, Desk Officer of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state, gave the hint in an interview with NAN, in Maiduguri, the state capital, Saturday, July 25.

Godwin-Akaba said that Corps members received a monthly stipend of N10,000 each, while the medical corps doctors and paramedics received N100,000 and N50,000 respectively.

The official disclosed that the governor released N75.4 million within the last one year to pay allowances of 454 medical doctors and paramedics’ Corps members serving in the state.

Serving Corps Members in Borno State  Photo: NAN

According to him, “N127.2 million was equally released to offset allowances of other categories of Corps members, numbering 3,133 in the state.’’

The provision of good welfare packages to the serving corps members in the state was part of the state government’s drive in motivating them to contribute their quotas to the development of the state, stated the NYSC Desk Officer.

Godwin-Akaba also related that the government has provided befitting and secured accommodation to all categories of the Corps member as incentives by the state government.

He explained that due to challenges occasioned by the insecurity in parts of the state, no Corps member was posted to serve in volatile areas, as the government has been collaborating with security agencies to ensure safety of lives and property of Corps members.

Meanwhile, arrangement has reached an advanced stage to resume orientation exercise at the new orientation camp with state-of-the-art facilities by the state government in Maiduguri, he said.

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