The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 availed that all corps members working as ad hoc staff with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been paid in advance before the Saturday, April 11, 2015 governorship and House of Assembly election in the state.
Affirming the development via a statement, the NYSC said each corps member deployed by INEC would receive N26,000 each, breaking down the figures as follows: “For each of the two elections, a corps member is entitled to a sum of N13,000 only which breaks down to N9,000, N3,000 and N1,000 for honoraria, transportation and feeding respectively. This implies that for the two elections, the total allowance due to each corps member is N26,000 only.
“The funds for these were approved by INEC and remitted directly into each of the NYSC state secretariat’s account a week before the presidential and National Assembly elections. Management has confirmed that the amount of N13,000 for the presidential and National Assembly elections has been paid and any corps member who could not receive the payment latest 6p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, should make a complaint through the necessary channels.
“Also, management has directed that the N13,000 allowance for the April 11 gubernatorial and state assembly elections should be paid in advance by all NYSC state secretariats latest by Friday April 10. Corps members are however to note that for those who receive the advance payment for the April 11 election and thereafter opt out of participation for whatever reason, the paid amount will be deducted from their April 2015 monthly allowance.”