Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state government has announce the an increase in the allowances of corps members serving in the state.
The increase affects all categories of youth corps members, with graduates of major health courses getting more – a little bit unfair if you ask me.
The announcement was made during the swearing-in ceremony of 2016 Batch A Stream II corps members on Monday, June 13.
He said the state government appreciated the services of corps members and the government would continue to make their welfare a top priority. Tambuwal said the increase affected all categories of youth corps members, while graduates of major health courses would get more.
He broke down the increase as follows:
- Graduates of medicine will now be paid N50,000 from the current amount of N36,000.
- Pharmacists will now N25,000 up from the N19,000.
- Lab science graduates and other medical graduates like nurses are now entitled to monthly stipend of N15,000, up from the current N9,000
- Graduates of social science and humanities will now be paid N5,000 monthly from the previous N4,000.
Governor Tambuwal urged the youth corps members to reciprocate government gesture by being diligent in their areas of primary assignments, adding that they should shun vices that will lead to the breakdown of law and order and communal harmony.