Olusola Elijah

The Minister of Youths and Sports development, Sunday Dare, has hinted that the corps members will also benefit from the implementation of the new minimum wage.

The minister gave this hint on Wednesday October 23rd, 2019 through his official Twitter handle.

He said the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim will provide details of the new allowed for Corp members at next week’s briefing from the ministries of Finance and MYSD.

He wrote: “New Minimum Wage: NYSC members to enjoy new minimum wage/ allowee Details coming …

“Next week the DG NYSC will provide details of the new allowee for the Youth Corp members after full briefing from the Ministries of Finance And MYSD.”

The Federal Government had on April 18, 2019 agreed to pay N30, 000 as the new minimum wage.

On Friday, FG and organised labour agreed on the consequential adjustment, which had been a point of discussion for months.

The Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday issued a deadline for the payment of arrears on the minimum wage.