LATEST NYSC ALLOWANCE FOR ALL STATES IN NIGERIA: In as much you are getting ready for your NYSC service year, you should know they are many gold mine states which are full of opportunities and extra state allowance for Corp members. In this article, we have helped you shortlisted the list of States that Pay Youth Corpers in Nigeria.

Aside the Federal Government allowance which stood at N33,000, Corps members also receive ‘State allowance’ from the State government.

So, we shall look at the list of States in Nigeria and how much they pay NYSC members.

The amount state governments pay Corps members is a crucial factor that determine people’s choices of states during registration. Of course, no one would like to serve in a place where they will not be paid.

However, it is painful to hear that your colleagues in other states are being paid for the same work you do without pay. See 10 best states to serve in Nigeria as a Corper.

After reading this article, you will have a clear picture of how much ‘Corpers’ are being paid across Nigeria.


How much does NYSC pay Corps members?

The Federal Govt of Nigeria through NYSC pays N33,000 to every Corps Member regardless to where they are serving.

Aside that, there may be other compensations which has nothing to do with NYSC. Such compensations include, state allowance, PPA allowance, and so on.

Does it matter for State Govt to pay Corps members?

Yes, it does matters. N33,000 the FG pays to Corps members is not enough to sustain them. Corps members are usually stranded in the middle of the month without food and money. Therefore, paying them state allowance will be a kind of support, and it will go a long way to encourage them.

How much is the NYSC State allowance?

There is no fixed amount for this. Some states pay, while some do not pay, and some pay higher than others.

Also, states that pay may stop paying and states that don’t pay may start paying, especially when there is change in the government.

NYSC allowance for all States in Nigeria  Below is the list of states in Nigeria and how much they pay Corps members;



List of States that Pay Youth Corpers in Nigeria

Below are the list of states in Nigeria that pays the allowance to youth corpers;

1. Anambra State

From our research, we’ve discovered that Anambra State is the highest paying state in Nigeria, they pay ₦8,500 monthly to corpers serving in public establishments, minus the usual #33,000 paid by Federal government.

2. Akwa Ibom State

Closing following Anambra state in terms of paying corpers extra allowances is Akwa Ibom State. This state pays ₦5,000 monthly to corps members deployed to their state who are working in a public establishment.

3. Jigawa State

This state pays ₦5,000 monthly

  • For those who may not be aware, Jigawa pays N1000 bimonthly to non-medical Corper.
  • However, the state pays N53000 bimonthly to Doctors (Medical and Veterinary)
  • While for other health workers apart from doctors, they are paid N26,500 bimonthly.

4. Delta State

From research done, we’ve concluded and can confirm that this state pays corpers working in a public establishment, ₦5,000 every month.

5. Zamfara State

This state pays ₦5,000 monthly to all corpers.

6. Nasarawa State

This state currently pays ₦5,000 monthly via table payment.

7. Bayelsa State

Bayelsa pays N6,000 to those serving within the State Capital, N8,000 to those outside the capital, and N10,000 to those serving across the water.

8. Osun State

This state pays ₦5,000 monthly to all corpers, excluding the usual #33,000 Federal government allawee. They receive ₦20,000 every four months. The last time they received such allowance was in February 2019.

9. Katsina State

Katsina State

This state pays corpers the sum total of four thousand Naira only (₦4,000) monthly before and as it this now they have stopped paying. You can let us know in the comment section if you are serving in Katsina and the state has started paying corpers state allowance.

10. Oyo State

This state pays #15,000 monthly and it’s very regular.

11. Sokoto State

Sokoto pays corpers working in a public establishment, three thousand, seven hundred and fifty naira only (₦3,750) monthly, but you’ll only be able to receive it at the end of your service year. A total of ₦45,000 will be paid to your account.

12. Enugu State

This state pays one thousand Naira only (₦1,000) every month to corpers in the town (Enugu North, Enugu East, Enugu South) and ₦3,500 to those serving in local areas (villages).

13. Kebbi State

This state pays ₦2,000 monthly to corpers working in state government-owned establishment.

14. Lagos State

Lagos state likes doing things differently, standing out and making waves. The state has a policy unlike other states in Nigeria.

This state pays this allowance to the first 100 lucky corpers to be registered for the NYSC scheme; i.e ₦15,000 monthly to some lucky ones who are serving in public schools and ₦10,000 monthly to the lucky ones serving in the state secretariat.

However, for you to be eligible for this promotion, you need to be among the first 100 lucky corpers, immediately you’re given your PPA letter, hurriedly rush to Alausa Secretariat, at the ministry of special duties to have your number, cause it’s a slot and it’s strictly on the first to come, first to serve basis.

One of the major reason why we didn’t point out Lagos state as the highest paying state for NYSC corpers is that they don’t pay this allowance to all the corps members deployed to their state, unlike Anambra state that pays everyone serving in public establishments.

15. Taraba State

This state pays corpers working in public establishment six thousand Naira only (₦6,000) monthly, they select some few NYSC corps members serving in public establishments in their state and pay them. This was implemented in December 2018 and to date, the state government is still paying.

16. Adamawa State

Adamawa state pays ₦5,000 to NYSC corps members who are deployed to their state but they have stopped paying.

17. Ebonyi State

The state government paid NYSC corps members deployed to their state nine thousand, seven hundred and fifty-seven naira only (₦9,757). This payment was shortlived, as it started in October 2018 and ended in February 2019. Since then, they’ve never paid any corper a dime.

Most people are saying that the all of sudden state allowance was politically motivated, because, the state Governor stopped paying immediately he was re-elected for the second term in office during the 2019 Elections.


18. FCT Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, Abuja does not pay corps members any allowance, not minding the fact that it’s the capital of the nation.

However, it is much easier to earn money as a corper in Abuja, since there are lots of big companies that you can serve in and those big companies pay huge amount of allowances to the corps members serving there.

SEE ALSO: Best States for NYSC Posting – 10 Best States for NYSC 2021 and Salary Structure for Staff

19. Kwara, Bauchi, Kogi, Niger, Kaduna, Ekiti, Plateau, Rivers, Benue, Kano, Imo, Ondo, Ogun, Yobe, Cross River, Borno, Abia, Gombe, And Edo State.

Lastly, these states mentioned above (NO 19) do not pay anything to corps members deployed to their states.

It is very important to note here that some Primary Place of Assignment (PPA) pay stipend monthly, while some pay higher, other PPA doesn’t pay a fine, apart from 33k monthly from the state government.

What’s your take on this article? Kindly leave your comments below, if you have any other questions about states that pay youth corpers in Nigeria, you can use the comment box below.


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  1. Pls my graduation date on my portal is 26/04/2021 … N my statement of result is sa ” the effective date of this award is march 2021.. now d months are different will my statement of result be taken to camp like dat?

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