Borno Corpers: Zulum Offset Arrears, Releases N148.8m

Borno Corpers: Zulum Offset Arrears, Releases N148.8m

AREWA AGENDA – Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has approved the payment of N148.8 million to offset the remaining backlogs of arrears and monthly allowances of various batches of serving and outgone corps members in the state.

The Desk Officer of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state, Mr Christopher Godwin-Akaba, made the announcement in a statement released in Maiduguri on Thursday.

Godwin-Akaba said that the breakdown of the include; six months outstanding arrears for 2019 Batch A-outgone Corps members totalling N38.8 million, 9-months outstanding arrears of 2019 Batch B Stream I- outgone Corps members totalling N41 million.

He said that part of the money would be used to offsets June and July 2020 allowances of 2019 Batch B Stream II-outgone Corps members.

He explained that a total of N24.3 million was also approved for the payment of serving Corps members for 2019 Batch C Stream I and II up to July, 2020,”he said.

He recalled that with this latest approval, the total payments so far made by the state government to serving Corps members in the state stood at N351.5 million.

He said “At the moment, no Corps member both outgone and serving is being owned any state allowances, which have now been fully cleared up to the month of July, 2020,”he said.

“Also effective from, August 1st 2020, Gov. Zulum, has approved the downward review of non-medical Corps members allowances serving with MDAs in the state to N5,000 monthly.

According to him, the decision is necessitated by the current financial situation coupled with the competing demands on the state’s meager resources, noting that the downward review did not affect medical corps doctors and paramedics.

He therefore enjoined the concerned category of Corps members to be patient as they will soon start receiving alerts following the approval.

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