Bill to raise the allowance for corps members is hampered

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A bill that would have increased the House of Representatives’ members’ travel and lodging expenses was not passed by the full chamber.
Following a protracted discussion, the parliamentarians voted to drop the bill, which was sponsored by Eta Ebora, during Tuesday’s plenary.The proposed law would double the N150 transportation allowance to N20,000 and the N200 lodging allowance to N15,000 each month.

The current Act mandates that corps members be paid N150 and N200 for travel and lodging, respectively, by the areas of primary assignment.

The bill was written to bring things up to the realities of today, according to Delta State representative Rolland Igbakpa, who led the debate on it yet.a clause in one of the merged measures that called for the NYSC scheme to be an optional activity was opposed by the House.

Idris Wase, the Deputy Speaker, Mohammed Monguno, Leke Abejide, and other lawmakers opposed the proposal to make it optional.

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila proposed that the bill be taken down and unbundled in order to salvage it. As a result, the House granted the bill permission to be withdrawn.

PIC.11. CROSS SECTION OF BAUCHI AND YOBE STATE NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS
MEMBERS AT THE 2013 NYSC BATCH “C’ ORIENTATION CLOSING CEREMONY IN GANJUWA
LGA OF BAUCHI STATE ON TUESDAY (26/11/13).

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