Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), says Youth Corpers will receive the 30,000 minimum wage Once the government commences with the civil servants.
NYSC boss made this comment during the opening ceremony of a meeting between top management of the scheme and representatives of state governments on Tuesday in Abuja with the theme: “Optimising the potentials of corps members for national unity and development: The role of state governments as stakeholders.”
The NYSC DG said the scheme is waiting for directives from the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed on when to commence the payment of the new minimum wage of N30, 000 to corps members.
Speaking further, the NYSC Chief said corps members would be communicated about the payment of arrears as a result of the new minimum wage which was signed into law in April by President Muhammadu Buhari.
His words: “The minister (of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare) has announced it and further details will be given to us by the Minister of Finance (Zainab Ahmed); this we are waiting for. I want to assure you that just as the minister said, the corps members also benefitted from the minimum wage. The moment we get the details, they will be contacted.
“We are going to commence the payment as directed by the Federal Government. I have spoken to my corps members when I visited Jigawa State about four days ago. I told them that they also have benefitted from the minimum wage. And they were so excited and were praying for the Federal Government, saying it will engender them to perform more duties for the country.
“Once the government commences with the civil servants, the corps members will enjoy the same. Our minister has directed that further details will be communicated to us by the minister of finance,” he added.