Finally, Senate Moves To Increase The Allowance Of NYSC Corps Members4 min read
Finally, Nigerian Moves To Increase The Allowance Of NYSC Corps Members.
The Senate through its Committee on Sports and Youth Development had sought an increase the daily feeding allowance of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members from its current N600 per person to N1,000.
The Chairman of the Committee Senate Committee, Senator Obinna Ogba made the appeal while presenting his panel report on the 2022 budget to the Appropriations Committee.
Senator Ogba said it was appalling that the prisoners’ ratio was going to be higher than the NYSC members, who are serving the nation.
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He said, “It’s appalling that prisoners who have committed crimes are going to enjoy more than the youth corps members who are serving the country”.
“The prisoners should not be taking more than the youth corps members, because the feeding allowance for corpers is N600 per person a day while that of a prisoner is to be put at N1000 per day.
“You and I will agree that this is not the right thing. I’m only appealing to the executive and the legislature to do something about the youth corps members by increasing their daily feeding allowance from 600 to N1000 and the quality of their uniform.”
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The lawmaker also lamented that the budgetary allocation to the ministry of Youths and Sports which is put at N5 billion for capital expenditure in the 2022 budget was grossly inadequate.
“Something needs to be done because the budget cannot take both the ministry and the youths anywhere,” he said.
Meanwhile, Members of the Nigerian Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, and Legal Matters have endorsed the Dr. Nabo Graham Douglas campus of the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt and declared that it has come to stay.
The committee members gave the endorsement shortly after inspecting ongoing civil construction work at the campus as part of their oversight function in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
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They were conducted round the project sites by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, first to the staff quarters beside the Hotel Presidential and then to the Law School campus at Rumueme, Port Harcourt.
Chairman of the committee, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele said they are, no doubt, impressed with what they have seen in Port Harcourt. According to him, their colleagues in the Senate, including the leadership of the Senate who have invested so much trust and put them in charge of the committee are waiting to hear from them.
But, he emphasized, that what they have seen is inconsistent with global best practice standards when it comes to providing legal education.
Though the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has not yet declared his intention to vie for the 2023 presidency, his purported seven-point agenda has been released.
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According to reports, the seven-point agenda tagged: ‘The Rebirth Manifesto’ is not yet made public, but sources closed to Tinubu have pushed out the agenda.
Already, the South West Agenda 2023 (SWAGA 2023) has been launched in several states, including Lagos to push for the presidential ambition of Tinubu.
In the seven-point agenda, Leadership is at number one. Tinubu aims to provide transformational leadership that has the ability to unify all of Nigeria and leads to the attainment of shared goals and vision.
The second is Technology, which is to leverage modern technology for digital transformation and economic growth.
Third, on the agenda is Security by creating conditions that allow citizens to move and transact freely across the Nation.
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Finally, Senate Moves To Increase The Allowance Of NYSC Corps Members.
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