NYSC Nasarawa State has called on the state Commissioner for Education, Aliyu Tijani, to as a matter of urgency address issues surrounding the over ninety million naira meant for the payment of allowances of Batch ‘B’ Corps Members who served under his ministry.
State coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Zainab Isah, made the call while addressing journalists in her office in Lafia.
Mrs Isah said over four hundred corps members who served under Nasarawa state Education Ministry for one-year, have been denied their allowances by the ministry.
Mrs Isah who noted that principals of government schools across the state confirmed that the unpaid corps members served accordingly, called on the Commissioner for Education to as a matter of urgency pay the corps members their state entitlements.
She also explained that the monies meant for one-year payment of the Batch ‘B’ corps members state allowances amount to ninety eight million naira only.
On his part, Chairman, State NYSC Governing Board, who double as the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr Bamaiyi Anangba, said corps members who served under his ministry are fully paid as at when due.
Mr Anangba who described the situation as unfortunate, assured the NYSC that government would intervene at the right time as their complaint would be submitted for action.
Adviser to Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura on Youths Matters, Students and NGOs, Mr Samuel Akala said, the Governor has directed urgent investigation into the issues
Mr Akala noted that until investigations into the corps members unpaid state allowances are over, the state government cannot say what it action may be at the moment.
All efforts to reach the State Commissioner for Education, Aliyu Ahmed Tijani, proved abortive as he denied media audience and has not returned the missed calls.
He however okayed the alleged story from the NYSC via a text message he sent to my mobile phone.
According to report it is over twelve months now that Batch ‘B’ corps members who served as corps teachers in government schools under the Nasarawa State Ministry of Education, are yet to be paidtheir due allowances.