members deployed to Kano State on Wednesday embarked on a peaceful
protest over the non-payment of their monthly allowances.
parade of the Corps members after their three-week long orientation
course, as they insisted on collecting their allowances before the
commencement of the programme.
Commander, as well as security agents to pacify the corps members
failed just as they stressed that it is only Kano NYSC that refused to
pay their allowances.
their fate at the end of the programme, as most of them are due to
relocate this Wednesday without any money for their transportation.
State Commissioner of Information, Comrade Mohammed Garba, who
represented Kano State Governor, Dr Abduallahi Umar Ganduje, on the
occasion, representative of Kano Emirate Council and other dignitaries
remained stranded as they failed to calm the corps members.
Mr. Garba was welcomed to the ceremony by corps members chanting,
“Hey hey yawah go dey. Hey hey yawah go dey if allowee no pay, yawah go
In an effort to
assuage the protesters, Mr. Abdullahi promised to pay the corps members
their allowances in cash before leaving the camp.
lasted over three hours before NYSC employees eventually brought the
money from the bank to pay the corps members their allowances.
on the arrival of the allowance, Mr. Garba commended the corps members
for not allowing the protest to devolve into a crisis.
not condemn you for expressing your displeasure. I know we are passing
through a tense economic situation,” he told the protesters.