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Corps members protest against non-payment of allowance in Taraba


nysc-coppersCORPS members undergoing their one-year mandatory service in Taraba State have planned to embark on a peaceful protest to both the Government House and the state House of Assembly over alleged refusal of the state government to pay them their allowance.

The Guardian learnt that for the past six months, corps members serving in the state have not been paid the allowance due to them.

Some of the corps members, who spoke with The Guardian, said: “Apart from the month’s take home that comes from the Federal Government, the Taraba State government is doing nothing to assist us.

“Could you believe that for the past six months, our state allowance has not been paid to us? This was exactly how they did to our colleagues that recently passed out.”

Meanwhile, at the NYSC secretariat, the state co-ordinator could not be reached for comment but a senior member of staff who offered to speak on the issue, said the leadership of the scheme in the state has been working round the clock to reach out to the state government.

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