The Government of Taraba State has announced its decision to pay a one-time N50,000 medical allowance, a N25,000 accommodation allowance per term, and a monthly N10,000 to members of the National Youth Service Corps in the state.
The Taraba State Commissioner for Information and Reorientation, Zainab Usman, disclosed this development in a statement on Sunday.
She explained that the N50,000 medical allowance would be paid to NYSC members posted to schools.
According to her, the governor also approved N25,000 as an accommodation allowance per term and N10,000 as monthly support from the state government.
She said the governor gave the approval due to the high increase in school enrollment as a result of the government’s declaration of free basic education, uniforms, and other learning materials.
“The surge in new enrollments witnessed in our primary and secondary schools over the past ten working days has necessitated immediate action,” Usman said.
The Federal Government currently pays NYSC members a N33,000 monthly allowance in line with the national minimum wage signed into law by President Buhari on April 18, 2019.
Workers in Nigeria are expecting a review of the current minimum wage following the removal of fuel subsidy in the country.