October 29, 2015

NYSC reassures on corps members’ welfare

By Caleb Ayansina

ABUJA—The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has reiterated its commitment towards improving the welfare of corps members, regretting some corps members’ inability to get their monthly allowance in September.


Corps members

The NYSC, in a statement by its Director of Press and Public Relation, Mrs Abosede Aderibigbe, said it was very sensitive to the plight of the affected corps members, pleading with them to remain calm as the matter had been addressed.

She said: “The management of the NYSC has noted the slight delay in the receipt of the September 2015 allowance by some 2015 Batch ‘A’ corps members and the September and October 2015 as well as transport allowance by some of the recently discharged 2014 Batch ‘C’ corps members. We wish to inform the affected corps members that the scheme forwarded the payment schedule at the right time but the delay in crediting the accounts of those affected was a challenge arising from failed transaction and the inability of the settlement centre to immediately reprocess for payment.”

“While Management regrets any inconveniences caused by the delay in the ability of the affected Corps Members to access their allowances in their Banks, we wish to assure them that we are currently rectifying identified problems and the accounts of affected Corps members are being credited with the allowances accordingly.”