The Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress [APC] , Gen. Mohammed Buhari has revealed in an exclusive media chat with reporters that he would single-handedly take the pains of making sure that the monthly allowance paid to serving youth corpers are increased from N19,800 to N39,800 if he is given the mandate of the people to steer the nation.
According to the Buhari, Jonathan’s government is an insensitive government that is not concerned about the welfare of the common man on the street.
There is no doubt that the monthly stipend paid to youth corpers is barely sufficient to sustain them through the month, and a number of them engage in sharp practices and shady behaviours in order to keep body and soul together when the N19,800 gets exhausted.
General Buhari promised that if the Youths of the nation give him their votes come March 28, he is going to vehemently ensure that the monthly stipend paid to corpers is increased to N39,800, in a bid to alleviate the economic hardships of the youths.
Meanwhile, a new passing out (POP) date has been announced by the authorities of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for the 2014 Batch A corps members. All corps members and members of the public are hereby informed.
You would recall that the Batch A 2014 passing out, which was supposed to take place initially in February 2015, was postponed to allow the corps members to take part in the 2015 general elections.
Since the elections have now been postponed by INEC, authorities of NYSC have reverted the passing out date for the Corps members.
The new passing out date is 19th February, 2015. Clearance for the “good to go” corps members has been extended to Tuesday, 17th February, 2015.
In a similar development, the 2015 Batch A orientation programme has been scheduled to start. On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015.