YOUTH CORP MEMBERS TO GET ‘ALLAWEE’ ON FRIDAY – MINISTER
Minister of Youth Development, Mr. Bolaji Abdullahi, has assured members National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) across the country that their delayed allowances would be paid latest on Friday 18th May, 2012.
The Minister while giving the assurance in response to an outcry by corps members over the delay in the payment of their allowances said the delay in payment was due to the transition to a new accounting system.
He blamed the NYSC authorities for failing to explain the cause of the delay to the corps members, saying “the NYSC ought to have come out to explain to the corps members why the allowances will be delayed.”
“The delay in the payment of corps members allowance for the month of April is not deliberate. It is as a result of the transition to the new and better secured integrated payroll payment system, as part of government’s commitment to transparency and accountability.”
“Besides, the delay is not unique to corps members but also affects some civil servants in the employ of the Federal Government.”
A few days ago, news platform and particularly the various social media were rife with agitations by Corps members and other concerned Nigerians over the late payment of their April allowances with some of them shunning their places of work in protest.
With this declaration by the Minister of Youth Development, hopes have now been raised as corps members across the country wait eagerly for the Friday assurances.