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Zulum offers out N202.6 million work incentives to 3, 587 Borno corps members

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Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has paid N202.6 million to 3, 587 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members as an allowance for a year.

According to him, the prompt payment of monthly allowances could also serve as incentives for corps members to work in the state.

The Desk Officer of the NYSC scheme, Christopher Akaba, yesterday, in Maiduguri disclosed that: “The payments of allowances to various batches of corps members serving and outgone ones, are incentives to work in the state under Zulum’s 10-point pact transformation and development agenda.”

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Akaba said corps members serving in the state received a monthly stipend of N10, 000 each, while all medical corps doctors in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and paramedics respectively receive N100, 000 and N50, 000. He noted that these are besides furnished accommodation to all categories of corps members serving in the insurgency affected state.

He noted that the provision of welfare packages to corps members as part of Zulum administration’s drive in motivating corps members, despite security challenges.

He explained that in view of the security challenges in some parts of the state, no corps member was posted to serve in volatile areas.

The desk officer said arrangements have been perfected to resume orientation exercise in Maiduguri following the provision of an orientation camp with state of the art facilities. “The camp has been completed and ready for takeoff, immediately the military gives clearance to commence corps members’ orientation,” he said.

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