Abusite corpers and the entire NYSC community are “removing headdress” in honor of the C-in-C and smiling in anticipation as the Federal Government has approved the payment of N33,000 as monthly allowance for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, disclosed this during a session with some corps members at the service’s Bauchi State Secretariat.
Brigadier General Ibrahim, who was on a working visit to the state, cleared the air on the amount approved as monthly allowance for corps members.
He explained that the approval was made in line with the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage by the Federal Government.
Ibrahim noted that contrary to the various amounts being circulated on social media, the sum of N33,000 had been approved as the new rate.
He stressed that provision had been made for the new allowance in the year 2020 Budget, adding that payment would commence as soon as funds were released by the appropriate authorities.
The NYSC boss advised the corps members to be security conscious at all times, as well as warned against rumor-mongering and negative usage of the social media.
He also urged them to avoid unauthorised journeys and when authorised to travel, not to do so at night because of the inherent danger.
Senate asks ABU, UniJos, ATBU to absorb plateau UNIMAID students
Meanwhile, The Senate, on Wednesday, asked the authorities of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, the University of Jos and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi to absorb students of Plateau state origin studying in the University of Maiduguri.
In its response to a motion moved by Senator Istifanus Gyang (Plateau North), the upper legislative chamber said the move has become necessary because of recent attacks against Plateau citizens by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Leading the motion, Senator Gyang said the lives of plateau indigenes are being threatened by the renewed Boko Haram attacks in the north east.
He disclosed that six people of Plateau origins were killed and abducted recently by Boko Haram insurgents.
He noted that though no one is immuned to Boko Haram attacks, the targeted killings and abductions of Plateau citizens was aimed at polarising Nigeria along religious divides.
He also bemoaned the renewed violent conflicts in Plateau which he said had claimed 27 lives.
The Senate condemned the attacks and urged the Nigerian security forces to secure lives and properties of Plateau citizens and other Nigerians.