Since the new minimum was announced, people have been wondering whether National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) allowance will be equally increased.
On Thursday, during a press conference in Abuja, Nigerian finance minister, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed cleared the air, according to her ” The other aspect that should be cleared is that there is an increase for the NYSC as well, because NYSC by its act, is designed that the earn minimum wage”
She however, noted that it has not been yet finalised but negotiations are still on.
” So, NYSC allowance has to increase to N30,000, so I cannot give you projections right now because the negotiations are not yet concluded. “