NYSC explains non-payment of allowance to corps members

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja

 

The management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has attributed non-payment of corps members’ allowance to discrepancies in the planning figures for 2016 from the scheme.

 

According to the corps, the Ministries of Budget and National Planning as well as the Finance Ministry caused the delay in the payment of January allowance to corps members.

 

NYSC in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday said efforts are being intensified to ensure that all Corps members receive their allowance between now and next week.

 

“The Management of the National Youth Service Corps wishes to inform Corps Members that there will be a slight delay in the payment of their January 2016 allowance.

 

“The delay is due to discrepancies in planning figures for 2016 from the NYSC, Ministry of Budget and National Planning and the Ministry of Finance.

 

“Management regrets this delay, and is therefore working round the clock to ensure that all Corps members receive their January allowance between now and next week.

 

“Please accept our very sincere apology for this delay”the statement said.

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