In protest of the non-payment of monthly allowances, members of the National Youth Service Corps in Sokoto State picketed the state secretariat.
The members of the corps reported the non-payment of the monthly N5,000 allowances, stating that for any reasonable reason the payment had been stopped.
They also complained that workers in Government House have repelled their attempts to gain an audience with the government.
They confirmed that they have collected the state payment only once since the start of their service in November 2019.
They called for the payment of their monthly salaries in a letter addressed to the government.
“The law provides among other entitlements of the corps members a monthly upkeep allowance of N5000 only and the security of all corps members deployed to Sokoto State.
“Accordingly, you may wish to be informed that since the beginning of our service here in Sokoto State on the 5th November, 2019, batch Cl and C2 were only paid the monthly allowance for the month of June while the other months have been left unpaid.
“As the law provides, the upkeep allowance is not in the category of privileges that can be truncated without any justifiable reason. Hence, the need to kindly request you to direct the settlement of the total backlog of the upkeep allowance as provided by the law.
They also appealed to they state government to respond to there request as soon as possible.