Increase Corps Members Allowance to N50,000 – Gov. Fayose tells FG

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called on the Federal

Government to review upwards corps members' monthly allowance from the

current N19, 500 to N50, 000.

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.

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