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FG Allocates N500 Daily Feeding Allowance for NYSC Corp Members



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The Nigerian government has announced that henceforth National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members will receive N500 as daily feeding allowance.

Director General of the NYSC, Johnson Bamidele Olawumi, made the announcement at a House of Representatives Committee hearing on the N4,000 online registration fee mandated for corps members , Leadership reports.

A civil society group launched a ‘Say No Campaign’ to protest the registration fee. It was during the hearing that Olawumi made the announcement about the new feeding allowance.


BellaNaijarian corps members, what do you think about the proposed feeding allowance?

Moremi Elekwachi is a Brand Communications expert with over 13 years of experience both locally and internationally. She is the CEO of Euphorique PR, a full-service Public Relations & Marketing Communications agency that helps clients achieve maximum visibility and impact through innovative strategies that cut through the noise. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia, and a Master’s Degree in Marketing Communications from the University of Southern California, in addition to a certification in Integrated Brand Experience from Orange Academy. Prior to establishing Euphorique PR, she worked at prestigious media companies including Wondros (Los Angeles, CA), Wildflower PR, and BellaNaija, where she served as Assistant Editor and Business Development Manager.


  1. bruno

    October 23, 2014 at 10:14 am

    naija government and yeye. what of the 4000 naira registration fee, are they going to discontinue it. they want to confuse and bribe us with 500 naira. the matter at hand was the 4000 naira registration fee but they decided to divert our attention.

    • Dammie

      October 24, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      I wonder ooo

  2. @ify_eva

    October 23, 2014 at 10:17 am

    dats additiinal 15000 to 19800…. interesting. I hope dey keep up to d promise…waiting for ds october alert to confirm

    • IsThatWhyWeAreHere?

      October 23, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      Lol!…U know! I aint buying this story till i receive my alert.

    • Nori

      October 23, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      Don’t get excited so fast, that 500naira is for corps members in camp, beginning from batch C who are coming to join the struggle soon. That is, instead of the 1500 formally allocated to coups members for feeding on a daily basis for the three weeks camping, it has been reduced to 500naira daily. Its more like a punishment, I THINK.

    • olaitan smart

      October 26, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Get ur facts right before posting on social media, and if u insist that ur claims are correct send a link to prove it.Smh

  3. fifi

    October 23, 2014 at 10:36 am

    So they eat once a day in their homes??corrupt house of reps n senators shhhiiiooorrr

  4. Ada Nnewi

    October 23, 2014 at 10:41 am

    It will start and end immediately after the 2015 elections…..

  5. Angry corper

    October 23, 2014 at 10:57 am

    it’s a scam,some kinda diversion to distract us ,Na today
    It’s mid October,i am yet to get an alert for September(rivers state)
    My transportation fare to that stupid school is 15k(feeding not included)
    What I need now is a scrap,dissolve the Nysc program,coz it’s not bettering anyone’s life
    A bomb blast in bauchi this morning,says it all. Who are we trying to fool…….One Nigeria my foot
    P.s-Overlook any typo,busy with their fruitless CD’s sensitization program. Smh

  6. joy

    October 23, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Stupid Government

  7. Max

    October 23, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Whether you like it or not,its still a good move,at least b4 there was no daily feeding allowance,i also feel the 4000 fee should optional,there are people who will prefer to pay the 4k than traveling to their school with the transport fare and other expenses involve particularly when your school is far and you have to spend the night.

    • jaybird

      October 23, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Exactly. I was surprised to hear on the radio that the fee was to download call up letter. I schooled in PH, live in Abuja, and was posted to Ogun, I flew to PH, then back to Abj, and then to Lag, and finally road to Sagamu. I would gladly have paid more than 4k sef to avoid d Abj-Ph return.

  8. Corper Shaun

    October 23, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Well like every other policy my young self has seen the government made, i can only hope it is for the right reasons and can be upheld. We’ve had enough of campaign-related policies enacted on the premises of getting us to look the other way, so i’m really gonna hope that isn’t the case here because i wonder how a government that wants to give you 15,000 monthly(180,000 in a year) cannot make the online servicing of 4,000 free as well.


  9. ĈőünŁesş ōf ßeĺĺå

    October 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    This amount is stupid. If you want to do something, do it well! 500 Naira is poor.

  10. Abdulmajed Abdul Ibrahim

    October 23, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    There is God,
    There is God,
    There is Death oooo.

  11. solar

    October 23, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    but the N4ooo is optional. if you want to physically pick it up, it’s free. if you want to do online, you pay the N4,000. it’s not such a big deal, you just wiegh your options

  12. Ehizokhale Pius

    October 23, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    From lagos to AAU ekpoma is more than 4,000, so is not a must to pay if u want to collect it from sku no wahala, but since the government said dailly feeding 500 cause of the 4000 what of those that did not pay?

  13. Ehizokhale Pius

    October 23, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    May God help us from the hands of weaked government

  14. mega maan

    October 23, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Hmmmmmmmm #500 /day
    For present naija; for graduate.graduate.

  15. CorperExtraordinaire

    October 23, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    You people complain over everything. The N4000 actually saved me a lot of money in transport and accommodation expenses. If i were to travel from Lagos to Abuja to collect it, I would spend no less than N12,000 on transport alone. Include accommodation and feeding and do the math.

    They were saying it’s not compulsory. Na lie. Immediately I paid the damn N4,060, my callup number entered my email instanta!

    Smart people.

    • dsholz

      October 25, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Ogbeni u suck jawe….dts ur problem……

  16. nneky

    October 23, 2014 at 9:58 pm


  17. Adenike owoyemi

    October 24, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I jst av some question to ask here. 1.what abt those that didnt pay 4k? 2.will they still be givn corps member #500 daily evn after camp? it jst 2014 batch C alone or that is how it will continue?

  18. Kenneth uma

    October 24, 2014 at 11:00 am

    DG Olawumi,sir,s d 500 daily feeding allwance 4 corps members b implimented across board bth prospective n serving corps members?

  19. james

    October 24, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I will not trust u until I received my October alert

  20. Joseph

    October 24, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    It is à good idea. Lets keep believing they will fufil d promise. we dnt need to bother ourselve on 4k isue since It is optional.

  21. Inalegwu Amanyi

    October 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Our leaders are very good at uttering well-meant comments. We pray this should be an exception.

  22. Zeal

    October 24, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I am laughing in my language. 5oo Naira???!!! *idonbelieveit* #speechless

  23. dsholz

    October 25, 2014 at 9:04 am

    15k+19k equals 34k….bella,na lie!

  24. jibrin yahaya

    October 25, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Mhm we pray 4 dat

  25. Ecstasy

    October 25, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Ogbeni mi..I pray ooo

  26. donbilly

    October 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    lol…i just dey read comments since….abeg any body get torch here make i find my shoe commout this is yeye country!!

  27. Doncj

    October 26, 2014 at 7:48 am

    I hear u bro @Donbilly, abeg go joor dis ppl don carry dere election logic come again, de are trying to fool dere families not corps members bro.

  28. caleb

    October 26, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    i cant trust dis our govt.letz wait 4 oct. alawi first b4 we conclude

  29. clet

    October 29, 2014 at 6:10 am

    its even confusing,I dnt know whether the #5oo is for all corps members or for the prospective corps member alone. well, let’s wait and see what the alert gonna read.


    November 14, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    hmm, october allowee has come, 19,600…what about the 15,000 feeding allowance; FG and DG stop fooling us with fake pronouncements::::::::wicked NYSC; heartless president

  31. goody

    December 19, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Wen will dey start paying?

  32. uju

    January 14, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    even batches that did’t pay the 4,000 wnt the money. lets watch and see

  33. akpudje efe

    January 14, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    hmm.i dn laughu tire wit u peoples comments.plz i advice we wait 4 dis batch A and see wo is fooling wo here.since dy hv reduce d batch 4rm three (3:to two(2)

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