Why N30,000 minimum wage payment delayed - NYSC

Arogbonlo Israel

National Youth Service Corps has given reasons for delaying the N30,000 minimum wage payment.

The NYSC Director-General, Shuaibu Ibrahim, said that the commission cannot pay the N30,000 minimum wage to corps members yet, because it is yet to get such directive from the federal government.

According to him, he cannot make any pronouncement because it is ongoing.

"The moment it is transmitted to NYSC, we will make it known to the corps members and the general public," he said.

Ibrahim made this known during a media parley on Thursday in Abuja.

The agency also said it will handed over fake graduates coming for mobilisation to the police for prosecution.

"Let me reiterate our warning that any person who presents fake certificate in an attempt to get mobilised for service, will be handed over to the security agencies of prosecution. We are working on those fake corps members. They will be arrested and prosecuted," The agency DG said.

"If I show you their papers, you will feel very sad. Some people have asked me if NYSC has the power to crosscheck the certification of graduates, I said no, but we have the power to ensure that unqualified Nigerians are not mobilised for service.

"The NYSC Act says unqualified Nigerians who go for service are liable for jail (term) of two years. So, the NYSC will never condone or albeit illegality in any form," he added.

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