On Monday, August 6, 2018, a twitter handle, APC Newspaper, which claims to be a social media mouthpiece for the ruling party, All Progressive Congress announced that President Muhammdu Buhari has raised NYSC allowance to N49,800.
This writer, however, tweeted at NYSC to confirm the credibility of the APC Newspaper’s tweet about the allowance increase and @officialnysc replied saying it is a rumour.
Shortly after responding to the tweet that asked the agency to clear the air on the rumour @officialnysc immediately deleted the tweet.
We also spoke to NYSC official in Edo State about the rumoured allowance increase. The official who prefers to be anonymous however said he is not in the best position to confirm the increase in corps member allowance.
Recall that the Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure recently has reportedly said the Federal Government has already started the review of the NYSC corps members’ allowance.
The DG also said that the Presidency also copied the Ministry of Finance in the letter.
Kazaure announced this on Thursday, August 2, 2018, during a tour of the NYSC orientation camp in Abuja.