Nigeria’s minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed, on Thursday said that National Youth Service Corps members will receive the new minimum wage as allowance.
Zainab who made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen in Abuja on the activities of her ministry, said the modalities for the payment is being worked out.
She said, “Apart from the increase of the minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000, there is also a consequential adjustment that we have to negotiate with the labour unions.”
“The total implication of that would be worked out only after the negotiations and that would involve determining how much increase every other employee above the minimum wage would get.
“It could be a flat amount or a proportion, but the other aspect that is clear is that there would be an increase for the National Youth Service Corps as well because, by the Act, they should earn at least the minimum wage and the NYSC also has to increase to that N30, 000.
“So, because we have not done the negotiation with labour, I cannot give you the details of what we are projecting because it is simply on projections.”