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Benue State Governor Hyacinth Alia has announced a monthly allowance of N15,000 for active members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in the state, while doctors will receive N100,000 per person.

Governor Alia made the announcement of enhanced monthly stipends yesterday at the closing ceremony for the 2023 B-Single Orientation Course, at New York City, Wannune Orientation Camp, Tarka Local Government Area, LGA.

“Each corps member posted to the state irrespective of their places of primary assignment will be paid N15, 000 monthly by the state government, while the Medical Doctors will be paid N100, 000 each.”

The Governor who expressed hope that the improved allowances would boost the morale of the corps members reminded them of the importance of their services to the unity of the country and urged them to take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself while in the state to impact humanity and improve themselves by so doing contribute their quota to the service of their fatherland.

He advised the corps members to “remember that you are part of the larger vision to build a better nation. Each one of you possess unique skills, talents that can contribute to the growth and development of our beloved state and country at large.

“Embrace your role as ambassadors of change, and let your actions reflect the values of integrity, innovation, and compassion.

“Remember, it is during the moments of adversity that our true character and strength are revealed. Believe in yourself, trust in your abilities, and stay committed to the cause of nation building.”

Earlier, the Benue State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Abe Ashumate lauded the Governor for his magnanimity and for making the welfare of the corps members his priority by providing them food and other essential items while in the camp

It was gathered that before now all categories of corps members were paid N10,000 monthly by successive governments in the state.

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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