Some corps members have been spotted in a video proposing a 3rd term for President Muhammadu Buhari, after an increment in their allowance, popularly referred to as allawee.
The excited female corps members probably received the alert for the new payment and could be seen hailing the president and asking for him to be allowed to go for a 3rd term.
NYSC members urges President Buhari to run for third term as they celebrate their new allawee pic.twitter.com/UiAq5zDP6l
— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) February 1, 2020
The director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), had on Wednesday announced that the monthly allowance of corps members has been increased to N33,000.
Ibrahim announced this during a working visit to the NYSC secretariat in Bauchi.
He said the increase is in line with the new minimum wage approved by the federal government.
Ibrahim said provisions for the new allowance have been made in the 2020 budget and “payment would commence as soon as funds are released by the appropriate authorities”.
In September, Ibrahim had hinted that the monthly allowance of corps members would be increased “immediately the federal government starts the payment of the new minimum wage”.
“Your monthly allowance would be increased immediately the Federal Government starts the payment of the new minimum wage to all public servants nationwide,” he said in an address delivered at the NYSC orientation camp in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.
“Efforts are in top gear at all levels to ensure adequate welfare for all corps members.”