NYSC boss in Kwara says N19,800 not enough for corps members
The Kwara state coordinator of the NYSC, Tosin Ikupolati, has advised corps members to avoid unnecessary trips during their service year. Ikupolati said that this in most cases leads to the preventable death of corp members.
The coordinator also pointed out that employers of the corps members should be willing to cater for them, since the N19,800 stipend they receive is not enough Serving members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in Kwara state have been advised to avoid unnecessary travelling.
The admonition was given on Monday, November 25, by the state coordinator of the NYSC, Tosin Ikupolati, who also said that this most times leads to avoidable death of corps members. Ikupolati said: “We have lost a lot of corps members through road accidents, while those who did not die lost parts of their bodies and became burdens to their parents.
“A lot of things happen when they travel, as they go without permission from the secretariat.” Governor Matawalle promises special allowances to corps members in rural areas Moreover, the state coordinator called on employers of corps members to be considerate as the N19,800 stipend given to them by the federal government is not enough.
She said that despite the fact that corps members agree to serve their country in interior villages, their employer are not willing and ready to take care of them. Ikupolati said: “…the employers are not ready to take good care of them. Some of them will say that the federal government has paid them.
“How much is N19, 800. We all know how much we give our own children, so how can somebody believe that the N19, 800 stipend paid by the federal government is okay?”