Jubilation as Nigerian Governor Announces Plan to Increase Corps Members Allowance from N5,000 to N15,000

Jubilation as Nigerian Governor Announces Plan to Increase Corps Members Allowance from N5,000 to N15,000

- Governor Seyi Makinde has announced his government's plan to improve the welfare of corps members posted to Oyo state

- Apart from promising to address some issues raised by the camp commandant, the Oyo state governor said he would also increase their monthly allowance

- The governor also motivated the corps members by telling them how he secured a job during his service year and also met the love of his life

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Iseyin, Oyo state - Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has promised to increase the monthly allowance of corps members serving in the southwest state from N5,000 to N15,000.

This is in addition to the N33,000 paid to corps members by the federal government.

Jubilation as Governor Makinde Announces Plan to Increase Corps Members Allowance from N5,000 to N15,000
Governor Makinde visits the NYSC camp in Iseyin, announces his plan to increase corps members allowance from N5,000 to N15,000. Photo credit: @seyiamakinde
Source: Twitter

Governor Makinde made this known via a tweet he posted on his official Twitter handle, @seyiamakinde, on Thursday, June 3.

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Legit.ng gathers that the Oyo state governor made the promise during his visit to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Permanent Orientation Camp at Iseyin.

He tweeted:

“We visited the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp at Iseyin this evening. I assured the youth corps members that we would address the issues raised by the Commandant about the state of the camp.
“I also told them we would increase their allowance from N5,000 to N15,000.”

The Oyo state governor said he also shared with corps members how he got a job and met his wife during his national youth service year in Port-Harcourt.

He noted that he is a living example of how the national youth service could foster national integration.

Legit.ng notes that Governor Makinde's statement comes amid the introduction of a bill at the House of Representatives seeking to scrap the NYSC.

Nigerians react

Edeoghon Leslie, @EdeoghonLeslie, said:

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"You make governance look so easy. God bless you."

P.O.P MASTER, @Donmyke6, said:

"Hopefully this is how we’re going to get it right for Nigeria too."

Phebee, @Phebe41208337, said:

"Omo! Wawu. What a good time to be an Oyo corper."

Azobu Louis, @lazobu_, said:

"People’s man, the very moment you declared your wealth, I knew you were in governance to do the right thing for its populace... keep soaring sir."

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Makinde slashes LAUTECH's tuition fees

Meanwhile, in a bid to alleviate the pains of students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Governor Makinde has also slashed their tuition fees by 25%.

The Oyo state governor also promised the institution that he will do everything in the capacity of his administration to make sure there is a smooth academic programme, adding that “never again will a four-year programme turn to eight-year programme in the school.”

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He also announced that his government has completed the Under-G road at the second gate of the institution to significantly reduce accidents that occurred along the expressway outside the school’s main gate.

Oyo workers receive highest salary in southwest, Makinde’s aide claims

In other news, Comrade Bayo Titilola Sodo, the special adviser on labour affairs to Governor Makinde, has claimed that the workers in the state receive the highest pay among their contemporaries in the southwest.

Legit.ng's regional reporter in Oyo state, Ridwan Kolawole, reported that the governor's aide asserted that the moribund welfare status of the state's workforce had been revived.

Comrade Sodo made this known at an interactive session with the Oyo chapter of the correspondent chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ).

Source: Legit.ng

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