The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced that the payment of monthly allowance to corp members in Oyo and other Nigerian states for the month of April shall be effected without the usual gathering for clearance in a bid to ensure social distancing necessitated by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The management of NYSC revealed this in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations of the scheme, Adenike Adeyemi.
She also revealed that there will be no clearance for the month of May, 2020 because the system will generate automatic clearance for all corps members.
She stressed further that this was to refute a false report which claimed that the Director General of the scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim had released a statement directed at Corps Members, that their monthly stipends for April and May would be contributed to the fight against COVID-19.
Adeyemi noted that the management appreciates the contributions of Corps Members across the country in the fight against the pandemic as well as Corps Medical Personnel working with medical teams across the country and Corps Engineers that fabricated pedal-operated machine dispensing sanitiser.