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Senate Approves N30,000 Minimum Wage – NYSC Allowance Increment Update


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The Senate on Tuesday approved N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. This decision was reached after the upper chamber’s ad-hoc committee on new minimum wage headed by Senator Francis Alimikhena, submitted its report. Read also: 55 Things NYSC Members Should Not Leave Home Without

The Senate then went on to request the Federal Government to submit a supplementary budget to cover the new wage structure for consideration and approval.

The Senator representing Benue Northeast Senatorial district, Barnabas Gemade had insisted that no governor in the states of the federation should complain overpayment of N30,000 minimum wage. See also: NYSC 2019 Batch A Orientation Camp Date – Officially Announced


Gemade, who lost his senatorial re-election bid on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the just-concluded elections, insisted that states have enough resources to pay minimum wage.

He faulted those governors complaining of inadequate resources, adding that if resources available to states were prudently managed, payment of wages would be easy. See also: NYSC 2019 Batch ‘A’ State of Deployment Prediction – 80% Accuracy

The lawmaker further explained that candidates including state governors spent humongous resources buying votes in the just-concluded elections, claiming that it was the state resources governors use for their elections.

He said, “There is no state in the country that cannot pay the N30,000 National minimum wage. They have enough resources to pay. See also: NYSC 2019 Batch A Questions – Get Answers In 2 Minutes Or Less

“I saw in the just concluded elections how votes were massively bought by the state resources and nobody should tell Nigerians that they cannot pay. They should pay,” the lawmaker insisted.

The question then is will NYSC allowee also increase? One of the reason why the NYSC allowance has not been increased is because of the minimum wage. They federal government promised that if the Minimum wage is increased, the NYSC allowance will automatically increase.

For now, there is no official statement about this and am sure the NYSC management will announce it as soon as it is confirmed. If the NYSC allowance should increase, the NYSC 2019 Batch A Corps members will be the luckiest set so far. Stay connected and once the increment is announced, you will be the first to hear of it.

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15 comments

  1. Oshunsala sadiat

    Hi princess Lola, pls I saw the post were there said anybody that did mistake on their name during registration should do the correction now, pls mine is on my waec result they spelt my name Shadiat instead of sadiat but have done affidavit for it, hope there won’t be complications pls

  2. You must sha say it in such a way that we must visit your page.
    If I didn’t read it till the end now, I’ll be thinking that they’ve increased it already.

  3. Animasahun latifat

    Gud afternoon princess,pls on the issue of medical fitness certificate the one I was given were I did my own is not in d form of d sample u show us,but is in government hospital, hope it does not have any effect sha

  4. Hi princess L. Nice work u r doing there by updating us, appreciate ur efforts God bless u.. My question is about the Call-up letter, pls are they sending it to everybody dsame day? Are we going to see it on our dashboard like green Card? Pls shade more light on call-up letter…

  5. Is there a deadline to print my greencard? I haven’t really had the time to print coz it wasn’t available for printing the day I registered… So hope I can print both greencard and Call up letter together ?

  6. Hi princess. You said o’level rsult is not needed. Do I need to still take it among other things to camp?

  7. Please as a pregnant lady, do I need to present a medical fitness certificate or just a report on the pregnancy (e.g pregnancy scan)?
    Secondly, I studied in Ghana and do not have a residence permit. What are the implications? Although, I was robbed and filed a police report and affidavit on my previous passport.
    Thank you

    • take the affidavit along to Camp and the doctor report. You will need a medical test too because if the pregnancy is not that heavy you might not be given a pass to go home

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