By Musa Gada, SokotoÂ
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has announced the decision of the state government to increase allowance payable to members of the National Youth Service Corps serving in the state.Â
Tambuwal made the disclosure during the swearing-in ceremony of 2016 Batch A Stream II corps members at the state NYSC orientation camp in Wamakko Local Government Area of the state.Â
Addressing the corpers, Tambuwal said the state government appreciates the services of corps members and government will continue to make their welfare a top priority.Â
Tambuwal said the new increase affects all categories of youth corps members, with those serving in medical line getting more funds than others.
Giving a breakdown, he said, â€œGraduates of medicine will now be paid N50,000 monthly from the current amount of N36,000.
â€œPharmacists will now get N25,000 up from the N19,000 obtainable in the past, while graduates of lab science and other medical technicians like nurses are now entitled to monthly stipend of N15,000, up from the current N9,000 they are getting from the state government.Â
â€œIn the same vein, graduates of social science and humanities will now be paid N5,000 monthly, a one thousand addition from the previous N4,000 they receive from as state allawee.
While urging them to reciprocate governmentâ€™s gesture by being diligent in their areas of primary assignments, Tambuwal urged them to shun vices that will lead to breakdown of law and order and communal harmony.
â€œI urge you to shun militancy, terrorism and cultism. I also invite you to explore Sokoto and study its rich history, culture and people,â€ the Governor added.Â