Reports reaching NIGERIA NEWS reveal that Governor Ben Ayade has increased the allowance of Corps members serving in Cross River State.
Ayade stated this today during the closing ceremony of the 2019 `Batch B’ Orientation at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Obubra Local Government Area of the state.
Ably represented by his Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Asu Okang, Ayade assured Corps members of a secure environment in the state and urged them to relate peacefully with their employers at their Place of Primary Assignment.
Prior to now Corps members in the state received N3, 100 as against the increase now N5, 000.
He said, “Dear corps members, I must salute you for the successful completion of your three weeks orientation programme which I believe was interesting.”
“I am happy to announce to all of you that we have increased your monthly allowance from N3,100 to N5,000 starting from your batch.”
“Since the creation of Cross River, the largest contributor to the socio-economic development of the state is the NYSC.”
“This is evident in the kind of Community Development Services provided by members of the corps across the state.”
“While we continue to appreciate your predecessors for making the historical landmark in the state, I charge you to outshine their legacies by going the extra mile towards supporting the dream of a new Cross River.”
“We are also confident that as the cloud of the next general elections begins to gather, your neutrality will help in giving the guarantee for free, fair and credible elections.”