The governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde has announced an increase on the stipends the state government gives corps members serving in the state.
In this article we would be looking at Oyo state increases NYSC allowance for corps members.
Note that this is different from the federal government allowance. Also note that many states don’t pay any state allowance at all.
According to the governor, the states is increasing the allowance from N5,000 to N15,000:
We visited the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp at Iseyin this evening. I assured the youth corps members that we would address the issues raised by the Commandant about the state of the camp. I also told them we would increase their allowance from N5,000 to N15,000.
I also shared with them how it was during my national youth service in Port-Harcourt that I got a job and met and married my lovely wife, @iamominini. So, I am an example of how the national youth service could foster national integration. I wished them the best for the future.
This is a welcomed development. Congratulations to everyone serving in Oyo state!