A number of state governments have decided to suspend the payment of monthly allowances to members of the National Youth Service Corps due to the prevailing economic situation facing the country largely caused by the global drop of oil prices.
Sources say most states had halted payment of monthly allowances months back even before the prevailing economic situation as corps members now rely on the N19, 800 allowance being offered by the Federal Government.
The decision reports say is not going down well with some corps members who lament that relying on the allowance offered by the Federal Government alone is not substantial enough owing to the cost of living in some states of deployment.
But the situation is even more pronounced in states like Kwara where corps members have not been paid allowance for up to 24 months.
According to the Mr. Oladapo Morakinyo NYSC Public Relations Officer Kwara state, corps members who served in the state had not received a kobo from the state government in a long time.
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