Contrary to report buzzing around that the Federal Government will increase corps members’ monthly allowance, the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier General Nnamdi Okore Affia yesterday said there is no plan by the federal government to increase corps members’ monthly allowance.

Addressing the 2013 Batch A corps members deployed to Katsina State, General Affia said “to be honest with you there is no plan to increase your monthly allowance; all you have heard is nothing but rumours.”

“If there is such plan I must be the first person to know but as far as I am concerned there is no official plan to increase your allowance; even if the plan is on the pipeline, it has not reach my level. Your monthly allowance is still N19, 800,” said.

He impel the corps members to respect the religion and culture of their host community, saying “you should understand very well the dos and don’ts of your host community.”

Earlier, Katsina director of NYSC Mr E O Afolalu said a total of 1, 917 corps members have been registered in Katsina as 2013 Batch A.

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