NYSC gives reason why payment of N30,000 minimum wage is yet to be effective
The Lagos State coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mohammed Momoh, has revealed that although, the federal government has signed the new minimum wage into law, it was yet to submit a circular ordering it’s payment of N30,000 minimum wage.
He however, reaffirmed that there would be an increment in payment for corps members in accordance with the increased nation wide workers’ wage.
Recall that on April 2019, the Federal Government under the Buahri led administration, approved the N30,00 minimum wage for workers nationwide.
However, the implementation was yet to be effective by the NYSC in crops members payments.
Momoh while reacting, in an interview with TVC News said the increase in payments was pending federal government’s go ahead.
“The effective date of implementation would be stated on the circular and any corps member that falls within that said period and is qualified for the monthly allowance would benefit from the increase if and when the implementation starts”.
He further added that the board will not hesitate to bring to awareness, the new wave law once approved by the federal government.
“Corps members are Nigerians and it is only expected that they would benefit from the increase. At the appropriate time, the federal government would fix the allowance for corps members. This would then be made public by the NYSC.
“I have no doubt that the federal government would do the needful in accordance with the minimum wage.”