He said the current allowance was no longer able to sustain corps
members under the current economic situation in the country.
The governor, while addressing corps members on Saturday during a tour
of the NYSC orientation camp at Ise-Emure, decried the deplorable
condition of the camp and promised immediate the release of N20
million naira for the renovation of the camp.
Mr. Fayose challenged the Federal Government to live up to its
responsibility by coming out to tackle headlong, the challenges
confronting NYSC, adding that the welfare of corps members should be a
The governor also promised the immediate donation of an official car
to the NYSC State Coordinator.
He pledged his constant support for the scheme and encouraged the
corps members to be determined to break the jinx of poverty by being
Mr. Fayose also paid a visit to the kitchen where members of Platoon 9
were preparing dinner for corps members.
He was served eba, and characteristic of the governor, he sat right
there at the kitchen and ate the meal to the admiration of the corps
Earlier, the NYSC State Director, Eze Ukagha, commended the efforts of
the governor towards the siting of the camp, provision of borehole
facility, generating set, vehicle and other facilities during his
first term in office.
She however solicited the assistance of the governor towards the
renovation of the camp and provision of some facilities.
Mrs. Ukagha also thanked him for providing N650, 000 and N250, 000 for
the repair of damaged roofs and medical bill of some corps members
The Coordinator promised the commitment of the 2,116 Batch 'B', stream
2 corps members to the development of the state, describing them as
very disciplined and dedicated set of corps members.