This guide contains the current NYSC allowance for all States in Nigeria.
After knowing their state of deployment, the next thing on every corps member’s mind is to know if the State Government pays allowance to corps members apart from the monthly allowance paid by the Federal Government.
And if yes, how much do they pay?
Not every State in Nigeria pays NYSC allowance. The States that pay Corpers, have different amounts they pay, and this amount increases or decreases over time.
It is generally believed that the NYSC highest paying state is the best state for NYSC. This is because almost every corps member is attracted to the pay and always want to serve there.
It is important to note that before any corps member can be paid by the State government, they must be serving in the public sector.
Corps members serving in a private organization may also be paid by their employers, only if there is a payment agreement.
That being said, if you wish to know the current NYSC allowance for all States in Nigeria, this guide will help.
In this guide, I will show you the current NYSC allowance for all States, including the NYSC highest paying state
NYSC Allowance For All States
Below is the current NYSC allowance for all Sates in Nigeria.
1. Abia State
Abia State is one of the States that pay Corpers. Abia State pays National Youth Services Corps members the sum of NGN5000 for allowance. This is in addition to the monthly allowance paid by the Federal government.
2. Adamawa State
The amount Adamawa State government pay corps members is not known. This is probably because they do not pay NYSC State allowance.
3. Akwa Ibom State
Akwa Ibom State also pays NYSC State allowance. Corps members are paid NGN5000 for allowance by the Akwa Ibom State government. Akwa Ibom is one of the best States for NYSC because it is known to be peaceful.
4. Anambra State
Anambra State NYSC allowance varies from NGN8000 to NGN8500 depending on the area you are serving.
Corpers serving in the rural area are paid higher than Corpers serving in the city. Anambra state is one of the NYSC highest paying States in Nigeria.
Also See: How To Make Money As A Youth Corper
5. Bauchi State
Bauchi State pays Corps members the sum of NGN1250 for allowance to support and encourage NYSC members.
6. Bayelsa State
Corps members serving in the capital city of Bayelsa state are paid NGN3000 while members serving in rural areas are paid higher by the state government. Bayelsa state is located in the southern part of Nigeria.
7. Benue State
There is no information about the monthly NYSC State allowance paid by Benue State. This is probably because they do not pay Corps members in this State.
8. Borno State
Borno State pays corps members a sum of NGN1000 as State allowance in addition to the monthly allowance paid by the Federal government.
9. Cross River State
Cross River State is another State that pays Corpers allowances. Cross River State currently pays the sum of NGN3090. Cross River State is also one of the best State to serve in NYSC.
10. Delta State
Delta State is one of the best States to serve in NYSC. Delta State pays Corpers the sum of NGN5000 as State allowance.
11. Ebonyi State
Ebonyi State pays corps members serving in the states a sum of NGN9750. Payment has stopped for sometime now and corps members no longer receive allowance till date.
12. Edo State
Edo State does not pay National Youth Service Corps members monthly allowance.
13. Ekiti State
Ekiti state government pays corps members the sum of NGN5000 as State allowance to support the amount paid by the Federal government.
14. Enugu State
Enugu State pays NGN3800 as NYSC State allowance to corps members serving in the rural areas, while Corpers serving in the city are paid NGN3800.
15. Gombe State
Presently Gombe State does not pay Corpers State monthly allowance.
16. IMO State
Corps members are paid the sum of NGN2000 by the Imo state government. It is located in the eastern part of Nigeria, although the pay is quite low it still one of the best States to serve as a Corper.
17. Jigawa State
Jigawa state government pays corps members NGN5000 allowance. It is located in the northern part of Nigeria. Jigawa is one of the best northern states for NYSC because it is safe.
18. Kaduna State
Corps members are paid NGN3000 as State allowance by the Kaduna State Government.
19. Kano State
Kano state pays a sum of NGN4000 as NYSC State allowance. Prospective corps members looking forward to serving in the northern part should consider Kano state because it is presently one of the safest and best northern States for NYSC.
20. Katsina State
Information about Kastina State allowance is not known. This may be because corps members are not paid in this State.
21. Kebbi State
Kebbi State government pays corps members the sum of NGN2000 for allowance.
22. Kogi State
Kogi state government does not pay state allowance to Corpers serving there.
23. Kwara State
The amount of allowance paid to corps members deployed in this state is not known. This may be because Kwara State does not pay corps members.
24. Lagos State
Lagos State is no doubt one of the best States to serve in NYSC, and also NYSC highest paying State in Nigeria.
Lagos State NYSC allowance is NGN15000 to corps members serving under education, NGN5000 to corps members serving in Local Government Areas, and NGN10000 to Corpers serving under the State ministries.
25. Nasarawa State
Corps members deployed to this state are paid NGN5000 allowance by the state government.
26. Niger State
Niger state usually pays NGN6000 to corps members deployed to the state. However, Niger State payment has stopped till date.
27. Ogun State
Ogun state government pays corps members NGN5000 allowance. This state is located in the western part of Nigeria.
28. Ondo State
The allowance paid to corps members deployed to Ondo state is not known. This may be because Ondo State does not pay Corps members.
29. Osun State
Osun State NYSC allowance is NGN5000.
Oyo State also gives State allowance to Corpers serving in the State. Oyo State NYSC allowance is NGN5000 for allowance.
31. Plateau State
There is no information about the allowance paid to corps members by Plateau State. This may be because Plateau State government does not pay corps members state allowance.
32. Rivers State
Rivers State usually pays their Corpers the sum of NGN5000. However, Rivers State allowance was said to have increased to NGN15000 recently. Though, the said payment has not started as indicated.
33. Sokoto State
Sokoto State NYSC allowance is NGN4000.
34. Taraba State
Taraba State no longer pays NYSC allowance to corps members.
35. Yobe State
Yobe state government pays corps members NGN2000 for allowance.
36. Zamfara State
Zamafara also pays NYSC State allowance. Zamfara State NYSC allowance is NGN3000.
37. FCT Abuja
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) does not pay corps members allowance, but it is still preferred by most corps members because it is quite easier to make money there.
That’s all on the NYSC allowance for all States in Nigeria.
I hope this article helps?