The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called on the Federal Government to increase the monthly allowance of the National Youth Service Corps members in view of the dwindling purchasing power of the naira.
He made this call during the swearing-in and official opening ceremony for the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream I of the NYSC at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Ise/Orun/Emure Ekiti.
The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Modupe Alade, stressed that the N19,800 monthly allowance was no longer sufficient for the survival of corps members, adding that a review of the allowance must be given an urgent attention by the Federal Government.
The governor, who recently provided hostel and toilet facilities for the NYSC Orientation camp, reiterated his commitment to the well-being of corps members serving in the state and promised to give further assistance to the NYSC.
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