No more monthly state allawee for corps members
Naija247 has it that there’ll be No More Monthly Allowance For NYSC Youth Corpers As Cash Crunch His States’ Purse.
This they stated that most state governments have suspended the monthly allowances being paid to corps members due to the economic crunch affecting the country.
Saturday PUNCH has it that some of the states stopped paying the allowances more than one year ago. Before the economic downturn in the country, most states of the federation were paying stipends of up to N5000 to the NYSC members deployed in their areas of jurisdiction in order to augment the N19, 800 being paid by the Federal government.
But as the reality of the economic downturn is biting harder, Saturday PUNCH stated that some states suspended payment of the stipends, thereby leaving the corps members to depend solely on the N19,800 the Federal Government is paying to them. This has forced the corps members to lament.
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This situation of no state monthly allowance of corps members is more pronounced in Kwara State, where the government has not paid corps members serving in the state for more than two years now.
Corps members serving in Ondo State said they had waited endlessly for the government’s promise to pay them the allowances. According to some of the corps members who are serving directly with the ministries and other government agencies, the state promised to pay them at the end of their service, but said this promise was unreliable because their predecessors were promised the same thing and got nothing after they finished the national assignment.
Corps members serving in Bauchi State have organized extra-mural classes for primary and secondary school pupils following non-payment of their allowances by the state government.
Those serving in Ekiti State said they had not received anything since they were deployed in the state last year.
A corps member posted to one of the ministries who does not want his name mentioned, said, “Since I was deployed in this ministry last year, I have not received anything. My predecessors said they were being paid N1,250 before it was increased to N3,000, but since our batch came, we have not received anything from the state government.”
Another corps member serving at a primary health care centre, who also declined to mention her name, shared a similar experience.
We hereby advise prospective corps members to think out something to augment the N19,800 federal allowee as most state no longer pay.
What do you think? Do you have business ideas? You can help other corps members to make a living during the service year by posting such information here.
nice write-up,bro@ John
Hello Friends. I’m John a PCM from Edo State. And here are some great ideas which fellow PCM can take into cognizance for a wonderful time during our service year. Not only will this make your financially stable, it will foster a better relationship with the people in your service area. If you have any questions or want more knowledge you can email: email@example.com
1. ==> Start Home Tutorial As a corper, you can make money but taking primary and secondary school pupils tutorials at home. Many youth corpers extend this service to students preparing for exams like common entrance, junior WAEC, WASSCE, neco, gce, jamb and post-utme. All you need to do is inform the community where you are service about what you are capable of teaching. You can also print posters and distribute them in the community. This business is easy for corpers as a major percentage of them serve in schools where they have frequent contact with parents.
2. ==> Set Up A Laundry Outfit Many people find the process of washing, rinsing, drying and ironing clothes tedious. As such, they are prepared to spend quite some cash to get the work done. If you have access to a place you can use, starting a laundry service shop is one way to make cool money during your service year. With a big or medium-sized washing machine, packs of detergent, steady source of water, industrial starch, pressing iron and a flat table top, you are good to go. However, power is a major consideration in this business. If you can give little pecks like free deliveries, going round to collect clothes and a great personal relationship with your clients, you are on your way to building a great business.
3. ==> Blogging And Other Online Businesses Many Nigerian youth are currently involved in making money online. There are different avenues to generate income from the internet. Personally, I made quite a lot of money from blogging and selling information products during my service year. Whether you are interested in starting a blogging, bulk sms, affiliate marketing, social media marketing or data reselling business, dedication in the face of not making anything is the key. To build a successful online business, you need more than money as your motivation. With zero capital, you can set up a free blog to discuss your areas of interest and you can then monetize it later on. Read This: How Bloggers Make Money
4. ==> Go Into Importation Business Importation business needs careful survey if you want to be successful at it. You need to carry out discrete survey in order what brands people prefer and how much it is been sold locally as well as to balance what items will sell fastest with those that give the highest profit. Electronics (including android and tablet phones; phone accessories like memory cards, batteries and original casings; power banks; cheap mini laptops and notebooks, watches etc) are some commonly imported goods. With a mastercard from GTB, Zenith WebSurfer Card, AccessBank Visa Cards and other debit cards from Nigerian banks you can easily make payment on most popular stores such as Ebay and Amazon as well as chinese stores like Alibaba and Aliexpress.
5. ==> Open A Retail Shop If you stay in an area where getting household items or certain services are difficult to get, you can research on items and services that people in that area need and then open a retail shop. Some of these products may include palm oil, kerosene, recharge cards, toiletries, raw food stuff, satchel/pure water etc. Examples of services that you can render include barbing, grinding, shoe repair, tailoring, painting, carpentry, hair styling etc.
6. ==> Helping With Student Projects If you serve in or around a tertiary institution, you can offer paid help with collating and analysis data for students that are writing project. It is very easy when you are well grounded in the use of statistical packages like Excel and SPSS as well as when the topic involved falls under your discipline. Design hand bills which you can share among final year students and also paste on conspicuous facilities within the school area and hostels. You will be shocked at the number of people that will bombard your line with calls asking you to help them with their projects.
7. ==> Monetize Your Skills If are lucky to have acquire a skill you are interested in developing, you can start a business after developing on it. Many corpers end up settling down in cities where they served after setting up business enterprises that may be difficult to move after NYSC service year. Some of the skill acquisition units that are commonly set up in most orientation camps include art works and design, ankara customized accessories, leather works, paint and soap making, web design and development, make overs and Gele tying, interior decoration, cake and confectionery, fashion design, agro farming business, photography, aluminum and glass works, tile fixing etc.
Quite inspiring. I really would love to engage in one of these during my service year