Reports state that the Director General of the
NYSC, Johnson Bamidele Olawumi asserts that
the federal government has approved N500 as
daily feeding allowance for all National Youth
Service Corps (NYSC) members.
Olawumi is said to have disclosed this at a House of
Representatives Committee hearing on the
N4,000 online registration fee mandated for
corps members. This should amount to a sum
total of N38,900.
According to leadership, civil society group
launched a ‘Say No Campaign’ to protest the
registration fee. It was during the hearing
that Olawumi made the announcement about
the new feeding allowance. He disclosed that
the federal government approved N500 as
feeding allowance for each corp member per
This should amount to about N15,000 per
month meaning the allowance should be
increased from the present N19,800 paid to
each Corps Member to N39,800.
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