#OccupyNYSC: No pay? It’s not just corpers says NYSC Deputy Director of Public Relations

by Tolu Orekoya

@segzee01: FG pay us our allowee and scrap dis none sense NYSC #OccupyNYSC

Pay Us our allowee #OccupyNYSC

@rmajayi: I can’t understand why #Nigerians think uni. graduates should spend a year cleaning toilets, buying food & giving sex! #OccupyNYSC

These are just a tiny sample of the angry tweets  that have flooded the twitterverse as young Nigerians vent their anger over the non-payment of their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) allowance for the month of April, two weeks into  May.

This has had a knock-on effect for many corps members, as they cannot afford food or transport, and many do not get paid an additional stipend from their employers, and in remote areas, they incur living expenses  that make their allowance a indispensable lifeline.

@bigyinka tweeted: Taraba, We can’t just work under dis condition. We are broke and people are beginning to see us as touts cos many of our members now claim “staffs” in public buses.

@DCRedHead said: my bro is a new corper in Rivers St. Had to relocate, pay 1-yr rent, buy gen etc & NO salary. Bullsh*t #OccupyNYSC

Speaking to the NYSC Deputy Director of Public Relations, Peter Atilola, he had this to say: “It’s not just the corpers…we [NYSC staff] have yet to receive our salary as well. Nobody has been paid.”  He went on to say that the hold-up was on the Federal Government’s end, and while he could give no timeline, he hoped the issue should be resolved soon.

We hope so too.

Comments (5)

  1. Dont mind them we know them. How soon is their soon? We are getting used to it. One day the cup of the soon will soon full and when it fulls,………… We the corpers we shall not die but live to see the down fall of all bad belle. Mtew, June abeg come make i burn up this khaki jor.

  2. wat is all this thrash dat GEJ is trying wt us? Has him 4gotten d power of youth? Btw now nd wednesday somthing should be done or else we'll go on strike afterall to serve nigeria is not by force…… 4rm oyo state corps member

  3. I feel sorry for this corpers ,even though the mastermind the election of clueless GEJ, let them suffer small,:ahahahahhah

  4. Is that all the deputy director has to say? Does he depend on #19,800.00 like we do? I have always wished this waste of one year called nysc is scrapped.. Very insensitive of him/her afterall they(nysc) staffs know how they make their money as a typical Nigerian civil servants..

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