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Resume payment of monthly ‘allowee’, NYSC urges Gombe govt


Resume payment of monthly ‘allowee’, NYSC urges Gombe govt

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged the Gombe State government to resume payment of monthly stipend, otherwise called ‘allowee’ to serving corps members in the state.

Mrs Ada Imoni, the state coordinator of NYSC made the appeal at the closing ceremony of the 2023 Batch “A’’ Stream II Orientation Course, held at the NYSC temporary orientation camp, Amada Community in Akko Local Government Area of the state.

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Imoni recalled that in the past, serving corps members in the state were given monthly stipends of N1,000 to assist them in effectively carrying out their national assignments within the state.

She said that the gesture had been stopped for a long time hence urged the current administration to re-introduce as well as increase the stipends towards encouraging serving corps members especially those in rural communities of the state.

“I appeal to Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State to resuscitate and increase the payment of monthly stipend to corps members serving in the state, especially those in the rural areas.

“If implemented (the payment of monthly stipends), it will serve as a morale booster and will also spur them to give their best to the development of the state,” she said.

The state coordinator also appealed to corps employees, traditional rulers and philanthropists in the state to assist corps members, morally and financially, to enable them initiate and execute viable projects.

According to her, corps members’ ingenuity, skills and talents would be harnessed to complement the effort of the government in rural development if they were given the right kind of support.

Imoni also called on corps members that have been posted to various communities across the state to imbibe the ideals of the scheme while carrying out their primary assignments.

“You must respect the culture, traditions and norms of your host communities.

“Remember, respect begets respect. It is therefore necessary you learn to mingle with them for the next one year,” she said.

Our Correspondents reports that a total of 1,443 2023 Batch “A” Stream II corps members comprising 857 males and 586 females have been posted to various communities in the state for their primary assignments.

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