The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said serving corps members of the National Youth Service Corps will enjoy increased allowance as a result of the N30, 000 minimum wage from next year.
The minister said that increase in the allowances earned by corps members have been captured in the 2020 budget recently passed by the National Assembly.
Dare spoke during a visit to the orientation camp of the NYSC in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos state.
In a statement by his media office in Abuja on Wednesday, Dare assured the corps members that the increase will be effected once it is signed into law.
Dare said the over 350, 000 youth that pass through the NYSC yearly are essential to the success of any change agenda for the present and future generations.
“I have always advocated that Nigeria must invest in the Youth. We at the Ministry are refocusing the development of our youth in terms of programming.
The Ministry has developed a programme called…