The Taraba State Government has revealed that it will pay N85,000 stipends to members of the National Youth Service Corps posted to the state, News About Nigeria reports.
The state’s Commissioner for Information and Re-orientation, Zainab Usman, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, noting that the Taraba state governor, Agbu Kefas, has approved the payment of N50,000 medical allowance to members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to schools across the state.
She also stated that the governor also approved N25,000 as accommodation allowance per term and N10,000 as monthly support from the state government.
According to her, the approval was a result of a high increase in enrollment in schools following the government’s declaration of free basic education, uniforms and other learning materials for students in the state.
“The surge in new enrollments witnessed in our primary and secondary schools over the past ten working days has necessitated immediate action.
“As an emergency response to the education situation, His Excellency has approved significant allowances for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in Taraba State schools, and they include an additional ten thousand naira will be added to their monthly allowance,” Mrs Usman continued,” She added.
The Commissioner also stated that the N50,000 medical allowance would be paid once to corps members, noting that, exceptional corps members who distinguish themselves during their service year would be offered automatic employment afterward.
“A one-time payment of fifty thousand naira as a medical allowance. An accommodation allowance of ten thousand naira per term, totaling seventy-five thousand naira for three terms.
“Also, Exceptional Youth Corps members who distinguish themselves while serving in schools will be offered automatic employment opportunities.”