Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue state has announced an increase in the monthly allowances for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state. During the closing ceremony of the 2023 Batch B Stream one Orientation course, the Governor revealed that each corps member posted to the state, regardless of their place of primary assignment, will now receive ₦15,000 monthly from the state government. Additionally, medical doctors among the corps members will receive ₦100,000 each.
Governor Alia expressed his hope that the improved allowances would boost the morale of the serving corps members. He emphasized the importance of their services to the unity of the country and urged them to make the most of their time in the state to impact humanity and improve themselves, thereby contributing to the service of their fatherland.
The Governor advised the corps members to see themselves as ambassadors of change and encouraged them to reflect the values of integrity, innovation, and compassion in their actions. He reminded them that their true character and strength are revealed during moments of adversity and called on them to believe in themselves and stay committed to the cause of nation-building.
Earlier, the Benue State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Abe Ashumate, commended the Governor for prioritizing the welfare of the corps members by providing them with food and other essential items during their orientation course.
The Coordinator also warned the corps members against engaging in acts that could endanger their lives or tarnish the image of the NYSC, urging them to be good ambassadors of the scheme, their families, and their institutions of graduation.
The increase in allowances is seen as a positive step towards improving the well-being of corps members and encouraging more young graduates to serve in Benue state.
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