The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has advocated for N50,000 as monthly allowance for corps members.
Fayose, who doubles as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors’ Forum called on the Federal Government to review the current Corps members allowance from N19,000 to N50,000.
The governor who took to his Twitter handle @GovAyoFayose, on Saturday wrote: “Let us collectively tell the FG that N19k monthly allowance is no longer enough for Corp members. Let this APC change the allowance to N50k.”
Similarly, a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi quoted the governor as giving the call on Saturday when he visited the National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, orientation camp in Ise/Emure area of the state.
According to the statement, Fayose decried the deplorable condition of the Ekiti NYSC orientation camp and promised immediate release of N20 million naira for the renovation of the camp.
Fayose challenged the Federal Government to tackle the challenges confronting Corps members, especially the issue of their welfare.
Citing himself as evidence of hope for the poor, Fayose challenged corps members to be determined to break the jinx of poverty by being diligent.