This article contains the updated NYSC allowance for all States in Nigeria.
It is well known that every Nigerian graduate must undergo a one-year compulsory National Youth Service program through National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) or get an exemption certificate before they can fully be certified to work anywhere they choose in the country.
Of course, during the application for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) where one is given the opportunity to choose their preferred states, everyone wants to choose a state that will pay them some extra allowance aside from the general NGN33,000 paid by the Federal Government.
Even after receiving the posting letters, every prospective corps member wants to be sure that they were posted to a state that will pay them extra cash, everybody loves something good!
This article will certainly help you in making the right choices for a good state to serve in and boost your morale when you are finally posted.
How Much are Youth Corpers Paid in Nigeria?
While serving in NYSC, the Federal Government pays every corps member an allowance of NGN33,000 every month.
Some states also pay corps members state allowance while some do not pay them, they just allow the corps members to learn how to manage their allawii.
Some are even more fortunate to receive allowance from their Primary Place of Assignment (PPA) while others don’t which most times comes either by luck or determination.
How much is State Allowance in Nigeria?
Not all state pays their corps members. The amount paid (State allowance) varies depending on the state. It can even increase or decrease at any time depending on the administration of the present leaders.
While some states are paying very large amounts some are paying small amounts of money, at least it is better to receive little than to receive nothing at all!!
Which PPAs are likely to Pay Corps Members?
Most government-owned organizations like government schools, ministries, etc, do not pay corps members any extra money aside from their federal and state allowance.
Though there can be a few exceptions depending on the sector you are working with and also depending on the state you are serving.
Private sectors on the other hand usually pay their corps members a little allowance depending on their negotiation with the CEOs of the organization.
That is why most serious corps members want to work with private sectors where they can earn some money and possibly be retained at the end of their service year.
Which State Pays Highest in NYSC?
Currently, Lagos State and Oyo state pays the highest in NYSC, paying a huge amount of NGN15,000 as state allowance to their corps members.
This has made the states to be the most sort after states by prospective corps members in Nigeria.
This is followed by Anambra State which pays NGN8, 500 as state allowance to their corps members.
The highest paying states are usually considered the best hence a lot of corps members always want to serve in such states because nobody wants to serve where they will not be paid.
You know it can sometimes be painful to see your friends and colleagues paid more than you in the same NYSC simply because they are serving in other states.
Hence, if you want to enjoy your service year, you should consider a well-paying state!!
This article will show you the current NYSC allowance for all states in Nigeria so as to guide you on the right state to choose in order to enjoy your service year.
States That Pay NYSC Allowance
Below is the current NYSC allowance for all states in Nigeria that you should be aware of before choosing your preferred states for service.
In this section, you will see the States that pay Corpers, and the States that do not pay NYSC allowance.
1. Abia State
NYSC members posted to Abia State do not receive any state allowance during their service year.
2. Adamawa State
The amount of money paid to Corpers by Adamawa state is not known, most likely because they do not pay their Corps members state allowance.
3. Akwa Ibom
Most corps members love to serve in Akwa Ibom because of the cool and peaceful environment. Akwa Ibom State government is well known for paying their corps members state allowance.
The Government of Akwa Ibom State pays their NYSC members NGN5,000 as their state allowance.
4. Anambra State
Anambra State is known to be one of the highest paying states for Corpers in Nigeria. Anambra State allowance differs based on the area you are serving. The state allowance varies from NGN8,000 to NGN8,500.
Corps members posted to the rural areas are paid more money than those posted to the city areas of the same state.
5. Bauchi State
The Government of Bauchi State does not pay NYSC state allowance to the corps members serving in their state.
6. Bayelsa State
Bayelsa State government pays their corps members serving in the state NGN3,000 as state allowance although, corps members serving in the rural areas are paid more state allowance than those serving in the urban areas.
7. Benue State
Benue State does not have any information concerning their NYSC state allowance. This can be as a result of the fact that they do not pay the corps members state allowance.
8. Borno State
NYSC members serving in Borno State are paid NGN1,000 by the Borno State government as their state allowance.
9. Cross River State.
The government of Cross River State pays NGN3,090 as State allowance to corps members serving in their State.
Cross River State is also considered one of the best states a corps member can serve in during their NYSC service year.
10. Delta State
Delta State Government pays the sum of NGN5,000 as state allowance to corpers who are serving in the state.
Delta State is also one of the very best States one can serve in as a corps member in Nigeria.
11. Ebonyi State
Corps members serving in Ebonyi state are paid a state allowance of NGN9,750 by the government of Ebonyi State.
Though it has been observed that corps members have not been paid for some time and hence presently, corpers serving in Ebonyi State do not receive state allowance anymore.
12. Edo State
Just like most states that do not pay their corps members, Edo state government does not pay any state allowance to corps members serving in their state.
13. Ekiti State
The NYSC state allowance paid to corps members serving in Ekiti State by the state government is NGN5,000.
14. Enugu State
Corps members serving in Enugu State are paid NGN3,800 by the Enugu State government.
However, corpers serving in the rural areas are paid more than those serving in the city areas in Enugu State.
15. Gombe State
Gombe State is one of the states that does not pay any state allowance to corps members serving in their state.
16. Imo State
Imo State government pays corps members serving in their state NGN2,000 as their state allowance.
Despite the fact that this amount is low compared to some states, Imo state is also a great place and one of the best states to serve during NYSC.
17. Jigawa State
Jigawa state is one of the safe states in the northern region of Nigeria, thus making it one of the best northern states to serve in during NYSC.
Corps members serving in Jigawa state are paid NGN5,000 as state allowance by the Jigawa State government.
18. Kaduna State
Kaduna State which is also a northern part of Nigeria pays the sum of NGN3,000 as state allowance to corps members serving in the state.
19. Kano State
Kano State government pay corps members posted to the state NGN4,000 as NYSC state allowance during their service year.
One can consider serving in Kano state as it is currently known as one of the best states to serve in during NYSC.
20. Kastina State
State allowance paid to corps members by Kastina State government is presently unknown probably due to the fact that corps members serving in Kastina State are not paid state allowance.
20. Kebbi State
Corpers serving in Kebbi State are paid NGN2,000 as state allowance during their service year by Kebbi State government.
21. Kogi State
Just like a few other states, corps members serving in Kogi State do not receive any NYSC state allowance from the Kogi State government during their service year.
22. Kwara State
Information on how much Kwara State government pays corps members serving in their state is unknown, most probable because corps members serving in Kwara State are not paid state allowance.
23. Lagos State
One of the most popular and most desired states people love to serve is Lagos State. Lagos State is one of the highest-paid states and also one of the best states to serve as a corper in Nigeria.
Lagos State government pays a different amount of state allowance to corps members based on the area they are serving.
Corpers serving under the state ministries are paid NGN10,000, those serving in the Local Government Areas are paid NGN5,000 while those serving under education are paid NGN15,000 as state allowance by the Lagos State government.
24. Nasarawa State
Nasarawa state government pays corps members serving in the state a sum of NGN5,000 as their state allowance to support them during their service year.
25. Niger State
Corps members deployed to Niger state are often paid NGN6,000 as their state allowance during their service year by the Niger State government.
Unfortunately, this payment by Niger State has stopped and the corps members are no longer paid to date.
26. Ogun State
The amount paid by Ogun state government as state allowance to corpers deployed to the state during their NYSC is NGN5,000.
27. Ondo State
Unfortunately, the state allowance paid to corps members serving in Ondo State is unknown. This could be a result of the fact that the state does not pay it corps members any state allowance.
28. Osun State
Corps members deployed to Osun state for NYSC are usually paid a state allowance of NGN5,000 by Osun state government.
29. Oyo State
Oyo State is one of the highest paying states in NYSC. This has made it to be one of the most desired states for prospective corps members.
Oyo State government pays corpers serving in the State the sum of NGN15,000 as NYSC state allowance to help them cater for their needs during their service year.
30. Plateau State
The amount paid by Plateau State government as state allowance to corps members serving in the state is not known.
Perhaps, this could be because corps members serving in the state are not paid NYSC state allowance by Plateau State government.
31. Rivers State
Corps members serving in Rivers State are paid the sum of NGN5,000 as their state allowance by the Rivers state government during their service year.
Some information, however, revealed that Rivers state allowance for corpers have been increased from the usual NGN5,000 to NGN15,000. Although this new payment has not started as stated.
32. Sokoto State
Sokoto State government pays the corps members deployed to the state the sum of NGN4,000 as state allowance during their service year.
33. Taraba State
Corps members serving in Taraba State are not paid NYSC state allowance anymore by the Taraba State government.
34. Yobe State
Yobe State government pays corps members serving in Yobe state the sum of NGN2,000 as NYSC state allowance during their NYSC program.
35. Zamfara State
Zamfara State government pays the sum of NGN3,000 to the corpers serving in the state as their NYSC allowance which is in addition to the federal allowance.
36. FCT Abuja
The most preferred state for service in Nigeria is the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Unfortunately, Abuja does not pay any state allowance to corps members serving in the state yet it is still the most preferred.
This is because people believe it is very much easier to make a lot of money and get connections in Abuja than in most other states in Nigeria. Hence corps members hope to be retained there, after service.
I believe this article has been able to provide you with all the information you need to know concerning the current NYSC allowance for all states in Nigeria.