The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has debunked the information that corps members will start receiving the new minimum wage amount as their monthly allowance this month.
Ibrahim told journalists that the NYSC management is yet to receive any directive from the government concerning the issue of minimum wage or increment in corps members’ allowance.
The Act establishing the NYSC Scheme stipulates that corps members should earn at least the minimum wage.
“When there is an increment and we have been notified, we will communicate the heartwarming decision to our corps members through appropriate channels. And certainly, the management will make sure that our corps members are paid according to the new increment,” he said.
The NYSC boss urged the general public to disregard fake Twitter posts bearing his identity, which have been circulating on social media.
He said those secretly operating the Twitter handles “mischievously, wickedly and intentionally” want to smear his personality and exalted office in general.
He appealed to corps members to use verifiable social media accounts of the scheme when seeking information to avoid been misinformed by purveyors of fake news.