Members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in the Federal Capital Territory have lamented the difficulty associated with serving in Abuja, saying the high cost of living in the nation’s capital is beyond their monthly stipends.
This is coming as prices of food items and other essential commodities continue to skyrocket in the FCT while the entire nation battles an economic crisis that has relatively made life difficult for commoners.
DAILY POST reports that the recent inflation in the economy birthed a new wave of hardship for Nigerians, especially for residents of the nation’s capital, Abuja.
Residents say the inflation affected the prices of all commodities in the market including something as essential as drinking water packaged in small sachets for ordinary Nigerians.
The sachet water popularly known as pure water is now sold for N300 or N350 per bag of 50 pieces as against the initial N100, this is aside from the general hike in prices of food items such as rice, beans, yam and others.
Some corps members who spoke to DAILY POST said the N33,000 monthly allowance paid by the Federal Government is no longer useful, lamenting that they now depend on parents and loved ones for survival.
It can be recalled that the Federal Government in 2019, increased the monthly stipend of NYSC members from N19,800 to N33,000 to correspond with the current national minimum wage.
But corps members in the FCT say the increment, which was implemented in January 2020, is no longer helpful, particularly in big cities as a result of the current economic reality of the country.
One of the corps members who identified herself as Jennifer said she exhausts the stipend in just one week and afterwards, survives on help from others.
“Honestly, the ‘allawee’ is nothing. I spend at least N80,000 every month on feeding and transportation from where I am residing to my Place of Primary Assignment, PPA, in Area 1 Garki.
The transport fare from Deidei to my PPA is not funny. I spend at least N1,000 daily and that doesn’t include my feeding in the office,” he said.
DAILY POST reports that most private organizations including schools in the FCT have no provision for accommodation for corps members, leaving them to their fate amid the security crisis in the territory.
Another corps member serving in a private school complained that since he was accepted, he had not received any help from the school.
He said, “I heard that the school used to give corps members 10k monthly before we came but since my colleagues and I were accepted, nobody has given us any money for either transport or feeding. It is just terrible serving here in Abuja.
“Sometimes I stay back at home because I don’t have money to go to work. I can’t go and steal to serve my country. The ‘allawee’ is nothing compared to what we spend in a week. The government should help us by increasing the allowance at least by %50”.
Another respondent, Miss Ola, also known as Corper Ola, who spoke to our correspondent from Lugbe, said the one-year compulsory service is the “highest level of school suffering.”
“I used to live better than this when I was still in the university. It is unfortunate that we are still facing another level of suffering which is even higher than what we faced in school. We expected at least, to live fine while serving our dear nation but the reverse is the case.”
When contacted, an official of the scheme who preferred not to be mentioned said NYSC has no power to review corps members’ allowance. According to him, until there is a new national minimum wage, the current N33,000 allowance stands.
“It is not our duty to increase corps members’ allowance. They should complain to the Federal Government or wait for the review of the current minimum wage,” he said.
DAILY POST also recalls that the Senate Committee on Sports had on Tuesday called for an immediate increase in the daily feeding allowance of corps members.
Chairman of the Committee, Senator Obinna Ogba (PDP-Ebonyi) had made the call in Abuja on Tuesday while submitting the 2022 budget defence report of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Development to the Senate Committee on Appropriations.
Ogba had expressed worry that corps members are paid N600 as their daily meal allowance despite their efforts in serving the nation.
He had decried the situation where the government pays inmates in correctional centres across the country N1,000 as daily feeding allowance but pay corps members who contribute to the nation’s economy only N600.
Ogba also condemned the decreasing yearly budgetary allocations to the ministry, calling for an increase of funds in the 2022 budget, given the importance of sports to youth development.
NYSC 2022 Batch C Updates and News You Must Know
NYSC 2022 Batch C Updates and News
NYSC 2022 Batch C Updates and News: In this article, I’m going to work you through some certain and important updates you need to know about 2022 NYSC.
We are all known that NYSC 2022 is all about PCM and all leftover PCM from the previous batches waiting for new and fresh registration.
NYSC 2022 Batch C Updates and News and everything you need to know. We have been receiving a lot of messages and dm(s) concerning the latest update, kindly pay attention to the following areas below.
Before NYSC camp commences you should know that there are some steps or procedures that need to be taken earlier such as NYSC Time Table, Mobilization, Senate List, Registration, and Call up letter.
Every year NYSC management releases a calendar that guides every PCM on how the batches and streams are being scheduled for the year.
Although NYSC batches are been divided into batches, batch A, B, and C with 2 streams each. Batch A comes by March-May, Batch B June- August while Batch C November – December.
Next, you need to know on NYSC 2022 Batch C Updates and News is the mobilization process. This mobilization process is also known as internal mobilization. The internal mobilization is the process of cumulating and arrangements of graduate and qualified students for NYSC before sending their details to NYSC headquarters.
Another thing is the Senate list, Senate list is a list comprised of all qualified students sent from various institutions to NYSC headquarters after they are done with their internal mobilization. Before PCM can start seeing names on the senate list, it’s must be confirmed that their institutions have uploaded their names on NYSC portal after NYSC has opened the portal for names uploading.
I will like to clear the issue of some pcm that have already seen their names on nysc senate list before, if your name is already on senate list before now you don’t have to worry yourself all you have to do is wait for fresh registration to starts and proceed to register.
Next on the list is NYSC registration. Pcm must have seen their names on NYSC Senate list before going ahead for registration. NYSC portal for registration is not known for now because NYSC Management is yet to release the calendar for the year.
The next thing you need to know about NYSC 2022 Batch C updates and news is that of call-up letter, just have it in mind that call-up letter is always available for printing some days to camping day.
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OMG!! Armed Robbers Rape, Rob ‘Corpers’ In Akwa Ibom State
In Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, gunmen ambushed corps members at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) lodge on Udo Ekong Ekwere Street, off Information Drive.
According to Punch, the gunmen who rode tricycles into the Corpers’ lodge on Wednesday, July 6, about one in the morning also stole goods such laptops, cell phones, and cash.
Narrating the incident, one of the corps members, who identified himself as Emeka Emmanuel said, “They arrived on a tricycle, popularly called Keke and immediately started operation. They beamed high-intensity torchlight everywhere and pounced on every door with heavy iron and threatened to sh00t us if we fail to cooperate.”
A female Corps member, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said her phones, laptop, cash were forcefully taken away from her after the hoodlums gained entrance into her room from the back door.
“You know at that period of the night, most of us females, we used to sleep naked and the suddenness of the attack caught us unprepared. They beamed the torch through the window and threatened to shoot if the door is not quickly opened.” she explained.
“I have never heard of this anywhere in Nigeria, even in the North, where insecurity is at the highest peak, that Corpers could be deliberately targetted, rap3d, and robbed by criminals at gunpoint. Is it because we are not from Akwa Ibom that no one could hear our shouts and come to save us?”another female colleague, lamented.
Mr. Nsikak Ibanga, a night guard at the State Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists which is located opposite the corpers lodge said, “I raised alarm by hitting the supporting pillars holding the reconstructed NUJ auditorium. The sound reverberated across the whole area but no response”.
Another neighbour, Bassey Offiong, said, “When I heard the attack and the outcry of the Corpers, I quickly reached out to the Police at Ikot Akpanabia Command, which is very close here, but they arrived a little late after the criminals had finished and left with their tricycle”.
The Youth Leader of the area, Comrade Godwin Okpo, blamed the inability of the youths to come out on noise of generators running into late night in most homes.
This is sad!
Let’s hear from you all as regards this.
Drop your comments below.
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