Governor Matawalle promises special allowances to corps members in rural areas

Governor Matawalle promises special allowances to corps members in rural areas

- Corps members serving in rural areas in Zamfara will start receiving a special allowance

- This is to encourage them for serving in rural areas, according to the state governor

- Matawalle also praised the corps members for their diligence

Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, says his administration will commence the payment of special allowance to corps members who are posted to rural areas in the state.

This was disclosed by the governor on Monday, November 25, at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Tsafe, at the end of the orientation for the 2019 Batch “C” (Stream I) corps members at the camp.

“My administration sincerely appreciates this and will make payment of special allowances to corps members serving in rural communities as a show of encouragement for accepting to serve in a rural area," he said.

Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng had reported that the crisis between Matawalle and his predecessor, Abdulaziz Yari took another twist as the latter asked the former to pay his outstanding allowance and pension without further delay.

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In a letter dated October 17, and addressed to the governor, Yari said he was entitled to N10 million monthly as upkeep allowance but added that he has only been paid twice since he left the office.

Legit.ng gathered that Yari said the law which provides for the entitlement of former governors, deputies, speakers and deputy speakers was amended in March and that it should not be truncated.

He said: “I wish to humbly draw your attention to the provision of the law on the above subject matter which was amended and assented to on March 23, 2019.

“The law provides, among other entitlements of the former governor, a monthly upkeep allowance of ten million naira (N10,000,000) only and a pension equivalent to the salary he was receiving while in office."

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