The National Youth Service Corps has said corps members will enjoy the thirty thousand naira new minimum wage once the Federal Government commences payment to civil servants.
The NYSC Director-General, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, stated this in Abuja during an interview with reporters on Tuesday after a meeting between the body and the representatives of state governments.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, and the Chairman of NYSC Governing Board, Fatimah Bala, attended the meeting. Dare said some states and local government areas had over the years failed to discharge their statutory responsibilities to the NYSC, adding that such trend must be reversed.
He said for the potential of corps members to be fully harnessed for national development, an atmosphere conducive to working must be created for them.