- There has been a glitch in the payment software used by the National Youths Service Corps
- Some corps members have received payments several times, while others are yet to
- Some of the corps members who just passed out got as much as N164,000 instead of the usual N41,000
The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has experienced a system failure in their payments leading to multiple allowance payments for hundreds of members while some did not receive.
Some corps members who started receiving their monthly stipends were surprised when they got multiple credit alerts – some up to four times - for October payment.
According to The Nation, some of those those who passed out last Thursday, November 2, got as much as N164,000 instead of the usual N41,000, while others who are still serving received as much as N79,200, instead of 19,800.
Meanwhile, a good number of corps members have been waiting in vain for their allowances.
A source said: “I usually get my allowance through a new generation bank. We were told to expect payment of our allowances before our POP (passing out parade) but we did not get it.
“But on Monday evening I received a credit alert from my bank for payment. It was for N41,000. As I was rejoicing over the payment another one came in."
Meanwhile, an official of one of the affected banks allegedly appealed to beneficiaries of the ‘largesse’ to return the excess payment.
The letter read: “As you may have noticed Due to a little hitch and technical error of our automated FTDS (fund transfer and dispensing system), some Corper were paid twice and others even up to x4 of usual 19,800 monthly allowee. While others haven’t received.
“Please Nysc is a scheme that test not just your academic qualification but also a test of your character, so we want to use this medium to appeal yo those that were paid allowee twice or thrice to please return the excess so we can pay those that didnt receive, pls let’s be our brothers keepers.
“We at the bank we are still trying to collate the names of the corpers who were paid more than once so we can trace ther files at the headoffice., and see their house address to retrieve the excess money back. Please be patient as we await approval from our GMD so we can kickstart the process."
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Meanwhile, the management of the NYSC has apologised to corps members over the delay in their payment.
The management also gave reason for the non-payment of the October allowance. The NYSC stated these in a statement on its official Facebook page on Friday, November 3.
NYSC members doing little wonders - on NAIJ.com TV.