The Federal Government has upwardly reviewed the feeding allowance of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to ease the burden caused by economic hardship.
The Kaduna State Coordinator, Hassan Taura disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists, after swearing in the 2023 Batch ‘B’ Stream ‘2’ orientation course.
“The Federal Government, in its wisdom, has reviewed the feeding allowance of the corps members,” he said, while responding to the plans to cushion the corps members’ hardship.
Promising to prioritise corps members’ welfare in his state, he said: “I told them (corps members) I am going to ensure their food is of good quality and quantity. I told them I will ensure that they won’t spend their money in the camp market. This is the promise I made to them and I am fulfilling them.
“I am going to feed them in such a way that they will not spend from their pocket.
“They don’t even have the money; so, it is our duty to ensure we feed them well.”
On arrangements by the state government and private organisations to ensure timely payment of stipends of corps members, he said: “In line with our operations of the monthly stipend we pay corps members, we expect their employers, be it state government or private organisations, to pay them some stipend in addition to what Federal Government gives them.”Follow us on social media