President Buhari Has been Asked to Pay Former NYSC members Their Salary Arrears

NYSC Arrears

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President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to pay former members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)

their salary arrears.

On Saturday, Nnadi Goodluck, a Nigerian, who served in Oyo State with the 2018 Batch B Stream 1 made the call in an

SOS sent to DAILY POST, addressed to the president.

Nnadi stated “President Buhari should pay ex-corps members their arrears, they worked for it”.

He noted that the Federal Government had commenced the payment of the new Minimum Wage to serving corps members

and as such, their former colleagues should benefit too.

Nnadi said corps members like federal civil servants were also eligible and qualified to receive the arrears, since they

were also serving under the federal government.

“I am not writing for myself, but writing for all the thousands of corps members who passed out from the scheme and are

still waiting and hoping on the federal government”, he wrote.

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“Most of these ex-corps members waiting for the arrears are still unemployed due to lack of jobs after NYSC, they’re only

anticipating the payment of the arrears just to sustain them whilst they continue the job hunting.

President Buhari signed into law the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2019 on Thursday, 18th April 2019,

thus changing the salary of workers from N18,000 to N30,000 and subsequently changing the NYSC allowance from

N19,800 to N33,000.

“The affected ex-corps members are not happy, because during the government of ex-president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

in 2011, the then affected ex-corps members were paid in arrears, what is now holding president Buhari in 2020?

Nnadi further added – “I read on the news sometime in February where the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu

Ibrahim said that corps members are not eligible for the arrears, because they are not civil servants but on national service,

I guess he wasn’t aware that corps members received arrears during the tenure of the ex-president Jonathan.

NYSC Arrears- Source- Daily Post


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