Some serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Osun State have lamented the nonpayment of their allowances for the whole year, Punch reports.
This was made known by the outgoing corps members at the Osogbo Township Stadium where they were given their discharge certificates.
They said the state was supposed to pay them N5,000.00 allowance per month and provide them accommodation but none of these was complied with.
Mr. Timibofa Ayebanoah, who had served in Boripe Local Government Area, said he and his colleagues were not paid anything since they started the service.
He said, “We are still expecting to be paid. We are expecting to be paid 12 months. We have not been paid a dime since September last year but there is a rumour that the state government would pay us four months now but we are still expecting it.
Although some states don’t pay their corp members’ allowance, but in a situation whereby you were already told that you would be paid and you were not paid, it is painful.
At times, when you consider the way the state behaved towards the corp members by not paying any allowance, you tend not to put in your best when embarking on group projects assigned to you.”
Also decrying the action of the government, another corps member, Victoria Solomon, whose place of primary assignment was Osun State Broadcasting Corporation said, “It is saddening and terrible. I didn’t collect anything from the state and I worked very hard at OSBC.”
Efforts to confirm from the media aide to the governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, were unsuccessful, as calls put across to his telephone were not answered.