The Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi says he will from September this year increase the monthly allowances serving youth corps members in the state to N10, 000.
The governor made this declaration on Sunday in Abakaliki while opening the maiden David Umahi Tertiary Institution Games (DUMTIGA) at the Pa Ngele Oruta Stadium, Abakaliki.
He said the government was extending the gesture because the corps members have shown commitment to the cause of their fatherland.
He also noted that the massive turnout of corps members at the stadium for the competition showed that they were active participants in the states development and patriotic citizens.
He said; “I want every sector of the state’s existence to emulate the corps members for its overall betterment.”
“In appreciation to the corps members commitment, I will donate N6 million to them for their transportation in addition to the N10, 000 allowance that each will receive from the end of September.
The governor also gave N3 million transportation donation to other teams at the competition with particular reference to the Ebonyi State University team who are playing in the male football event’s opening match with the NYSC team.
“The organizers of the competition will receive N1 million as the government has released funds to ensure that the sports competition are uninterruptedly organized in the state till December,” he added.