Niger Gov. approves N200,000 bonus to encourage Corps members

Niger State Governor, Umar Bago, has approved a N200,000 bonus for corps members deployed to the state for national youth service.

The governor made the announcement on Tuesday during the swearing-in ceremony for the 2024 Batch ‘B’ Stream I corps members at the Niger State NYSC Orientation Camp.

Recall that corps members have often shunned Niger State due to insecurity, inadequate infrastructure, and harsh living conditions. Many have opted for redeployment to other states, citing concerns about their safety and well-being.

“We want to encourage you to stay and contribute to the development of our state,” he said.

“We believe that this bonus will motivate you to serve with passion and dedication, and possibly consider making Niger State your home after your service year.

“I am pleased to announce that each of you will receive a credit of N200,000 before the end of your orientation program to boost your morale and encourage you to stay back in Niger State,” Governor Bago said.

The Governor also promised to build a modern orientation camp worth N5 billion that befits the scheme’s core values.

“We are committed to providing a conducive environment for you to serve and contribute to the development of our state,” he added.

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