NYSC Allawee for all States in Nigeria 2019 (Current Information)

NYSC state Allawee/Allowances for different states in Nigeria this 2019.


We wrote earlier on the best states to serve as a youth corper in Nigeria. This time,  we shall list the NYSC allowance or state allawee paid by the different states in Nigeria.

NYSC is a compulsory one year service to Nigeria. One is required as a graduate of any recognised university in Nigeria to serve his or her nation. Before prospective corp members gets their call-up letters for service, they would like to know how much states would pay to Youth corpers serving in the state.

The truth of the matter concerning NYSC allowance is that most states that are considered unsafe for Youth corpers hardly pay state allowance, while the states considered best states for serving as NYSC corp members pay corpers from N5000 naira to N15k depending on the place of posting.

There was a rumour that the Federal Government wanted to increase the Youth Corpers allawance to a new salary of N30,000 after the minimum wage increase this 2019 according to the minister of finance and Director General of the National Youth Service Corp.

Most people view the increment of NYSC allawee as a scope to bribe Corp members in supporting the current regime in the country. Others are of the opinion that if the Federal government increases the NYSC allowance this 2019, it will go a long way in helping the welfare of corpers.


With the newly increased minimum wage to N30,000, we believe that the FG will have no choice than to increase corp members fee and states should follow suit. We will update this article as soon as it is in effect.

Aside from the federal government normal allowee for youth corpers which is N19, 800, there are other ways to make money as a youth corper easily which we covered extensively here.

Please note this current list of NYSC allowance for the different states In Nigeria might increase or decrease as time goes on.

Below is a list of state Allawee in Nigeria for serving corpers.

  1. Akwa Ibom State pays N5,000: This state is located in the South-South region of the country and has been known to be one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria where a youth corper can serve without security threat. The state government pay corp members N5,000 monthly aside their Federal government allawee.
  2. Lagos state pays N15,000: This is so and some times N10,000 to corpers in ministry and N5000 to those in LGA. The reason most corpers rush to Lagos is due to its safety status and because its a state where you can get job easily as a youth corper.
  3. Sokoto state pays N4,000: Located in the northern part of Nigeria, Sokoto state goverment pays corpers the sum of N4,000 and N9,000 to those working in the state’s hospital.
  4. Enugu State Pays N3,800: This is a verified figure as this eastern state is one of the places that is best and safe for youth corp members to serve for NYSC.
  5. Oyo State Pays N3,800: This is another state that doesn’t pay their corpers good monthly allowance, but will overuse them.
  6. Osun State Pays N5,000: We expect the Ogun state government to increase the salary that they pay corp members due to the fact that minimum wage has been increased to N30,000.
  7. Kano State Pays N4,000: Honestly, Kano is one of the best northern state that is safe to serve as corper if you are looking for a good state in Nigeria to carry out your Youth service. The only pitfall is that they are not among the highest paying states for corpers in Nigeria.
  8. Borno State Pays N1,000: Even though the people of Borno are poor, the state government manages to pay N1,000 to its corpers. We know that borno is one of the worst states that is not safe in the north to serve.
  9. Niger State Pays N6,000 (stopped): During my time in Niger state, the then governor, Muazu paid us N6,000 monthly in Niger state but today, reports reaching us is that the current administration no longer value or even pay corpers anymore.
  10. Yobe State Pays N2,500.
  11. Bayelsa Pays N3,000.
  12. Ekiti state Pays N5,000.
  13. Ebonyi state Pays N10,000 from September 2018
  14. Ogun State Pays N5,000.
  15. Delta States Pays N5,000.
  16. Bauchi State Pays N1,250.
  17. Cross River State Pays N5000 (New).
  18. Zamfara State Pays N3,000.
  19. Abia State Pays N5,000.
  20. Imo State Pays N2,000: Dubbed as the richest state in Igbo land, this state is one where corp members find job opportunities easy to come by. How and why corpers welfare is not taken serious in this state still shocks us.
  21. Taraba state Pays N10,000 at the capital. Reports reaching us from a corper there suggests that Taraba has stopped paying corp nemebers.
  22. Kaduna State Pays 3000: Aside the fact that Kaduna is a wealthy state, it surprises me that the governor pays N3000 to corpers.  We hope that with the increment in minimum wage, the government will follow suit by increasing youth corpers pay.
  23. Jigawa State Pays 10,000.
  24. Kano State Pays 10,000.(New by Ganduje)
  25. Nassarawa State Pays 3,000.
  26. Porthacourt has not yet paid corpers for the past 5 years.

As you all know that no man is an island of knowledge, this list of state allawee for Youth corpers in Nigeria may not be complete or totally correct, if you feel that we omitted any Nigerian state or didn’t get any figure correctly, kindly assist us by putting the correct answer for NYSC state allowance for corpers using the comment section below.

Prospective corpers should see new info below

List of states that pay and don’t pay NYSC Corp members (2019)

The NYSC 2019 Batch B registration begins soon, below are states that pay extra allowance aside from the federal government ₦19,800 allawee.

For you to be eligible to receive this allowance in the states that pay, you must be posted to a government establishment. For those working in private companies or firms, it might be difficult but not impossible.

1. ANAMBRA: Corpers in Anambra state are paid ₦8,500 monthly which makes this state the highest paying state in Nigeria.

2. AKWA IBOM: Corp members are paid ₦5,000 monthly.

3. JIGAWA: This state pays ₦5,000 monthly to corps members deployed to their state.

4. DELTA: Delta state pays ₦5,000 per monthly to NYSC corpers.

5. ZAMFARA: Zamfara state government pays ₦5,000 monthly to youth corpers.

6. NASARAWA: They pay ₦5,000 monthly and it is stable.

7. BAYELSA: Bayelsa state pags ₦3,000 per month to those working in the town while those who stay close to the water are paid ₦5,000.

8. OSUN: Although Osun state pays ₦5,000 monthly, information gathered shows that the last time they received such allowance was in February 2019. But, the 2018 Batch C Stream 1 and 2 has not received any dime from the state government.

9. KATSINA: Kastina state corpers are paid up to ₦4,000 every month.

10. OYO: Oyo state pays ₦4,000 monthly and it is regular.

11. SOKOTO: While Sokoto state pays ₦3,750 monthly, corp members  only receive it at the end of service year, which totals ₦45,000.

12. ENUGU: It will shock you that this state pays only ₦1,000 a month to corpers in the following towns – Enugu North, Enugu East and Enugu South while ₦3,500 are paid to those serving in villages.

13. KEBBI: Kebbi state pay a monthly allawee of ₦2,000.

14. LAGOS: This state pays allowance to the first 100 lucky corpers to be registered; i.e ₦15,000 monthly to some lucky ones serving in public schools and ₦10,000 monthly to some lucky ones serving in the secretariat. To be eligible to be among the 100 lucky corpers, immediately you’re given your ppa letter, rush to Alausa Secretariat, at the ministry of special duties to have your number, cause it’s slot and it’s strictly on first to come, first to serve basis. You might be wondering why we didn’t say that Lagos state is the highest state, it’s because they don’t pay allowance to all the corps members deployed to their state, unlike Anambra state that pays everyone serving in public establishments.

15. TARABA: This state pays ₦6,000 monthly, they select some few NYSC corps members serving in public establishments in their state and pay them. They started paying from December 2018.

16. ADAMAWA: This state pays ₦20,000 to NYSC corps members deployed to their state during POP.

17. EBONYI: The state government paid NYSC corps members deployed to their state ₦9,757 from October 2018 – February 2019, but since then, they’ve never received a dime. Most people are saying that the all of sudden state allowance was politically motivated, because, the state governor stopped paying immediately he was re-elected for second term in office.

18. ABUJA: The FCT does not pay corps members any allowance, even thou, it’s the capital of the country. But, it’s easier to earn money in Abuja, since there are lot’s of big companies that you can serve in and those big companies pay huge amount of allowances to the corps members serving there.

19. KWARA, BAUCHI, KOGI, NIGER, KADUNA, EKITI, PLATEAU, RIVERS, BENUE, KANO, IMO, ONDO, OGUN, YOBE, CROSS RIVER, BORNO, ABIA, GOMBE and EDO do not pay corps members deployed to their states as of editing this post.

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  1. Osikhuemhe Muhammed Emeleau

    Kano State doesn’t pay anything to corpers,it’s happened am serving here in Kano State under Fagge local government

    1. Pad Johnson

      But why? Person not the chop? Ah ah.

  2. Promise

    Correction: Rivers State not Port Harcourt have not paid corpers for about 5 years. My opinion is because when you say port harcourt it sound as if other LGA paid.

  3. Mrex

    Most states doesn’t pay and OSUN state is one of them. So please update your post.I’ll like to correct your statement “I think most states that are considered unsafe are the ones that actually pays”

    1. freebies

      sorry!!! that means you’re trying to say that Akwa Ibom and Lagos state are actually unsafe!

  4. owie

    Ekiti state no dey pay at aaaalllll, you are on your own. I serve in Oye lga

  5. Adams mohammed

    May be the writer of this story is not publisher of this newspaper or might have picked up this story on the street. Most of the above named states have stopped paying corpers allowance for long!

    1. Mrex

      True @Adams! perhaps the person want to gain cheap publicity

      1. You don’t need to be rude, the writer specified that if you know the correct Allawee for various states in Nigeria you should help clarify and not criticise. Thanks

        1. Mrex

          Oh! I apologize

        2. nell

          And simple fact is some corps members don’t know where to go to fill out forms to get paid state allawee so for some it’s not that your state is not paying it’s simply you don’t know how to access it,and for that person that said it’s only unsafe states that pay that’s absolute bullocks I served in Enugu and it was very very safe i’m sure it is still as safe as any state in Nigeria can be,friendly people,cheap labour and food,state registration was just once i’m yoruba by the way.

          1. christian

            How much are they paying to corpers recently..(I mean Enugu State)

  6. Emmanuel

    Its best you make your research very well before you paste this kind of repulsive information. Most of the state you mentioned here don’t pay what you documented above. Ekiti state is not paying a dime not to talk of 5k

    1. You don’t need to be rude, the writer specified that if you know the correct Allawee for various states in Nigeria you should help clarify and not criticize. Thanks

  7. olumuyiwa

    jigawa state pays 5k

  8. nonso

    hop lagos state is paying wel

  9. uncle t

    kogi state pay #3500, and ondo state pay #5000. but, osun doesn’t pay any coper.

  10. Osas Osagie

    Ebonyi state pays 5k

    1. Chigozie

      The governor(Dave) actually made it 10k last year. I remember I read that news. And he declared it @ Afikpo

  11. Hassan Lawal

    Kano State was printed twice

  12. Pad Johnson

    But why nah?

  13. sommie

    abeg kano akwaibom taraba and anambra how much are they paying currently

  14. Mj

    anambara pay 8k but is it true dat eboyi state pay 15k pls I want to be sure

  15. Abdullahi

    Adamawa State, Benue and Jos are not listed

  16. Babadoko

    Zamfara is not in lit stated above

  17. @It's_xclusive

    Currently camping in Jigawa, and it’s a fact that Jigawa state pays N5000 and not N10000, according to the State Coordinator, NYSC Jigawa state

    Where the mix up comes in is that, they pay at the end of every two months, so your N5000 for two months automatically is N10000……Pls note that

    1. Thanks for the information

  18. Ale ng

    Taraba doesn’t pay any Naira #

  19. Rahab Isaac Yunana

    kebbi state 2k

  20. Ibrahim

    Tarawa state. it’s not paying anything during Darius.you should edit it please

  21. nomeh Kenneth

    am a corper in Enugu state. Enugu state pay #3800 to corpers in rural area and #800 to corpers in urban area

    1. Thanks for the correction

  22. Bridget

    @Nell how do I go about the filling of form in other yo get the state allawee

  23. Ola

    Niger state KO, are there pay?

    1. I don’t think so for now but in my time we were paid N6000 in Niger state

  24. Micheal

    please, everybody how much is Osun state govt paying?

  25. Blexxy

    Pls how much is ekuti state paying

  26. Dara

    How much adamawa pay corpers and other federal government own institutions now?

  27. Edward Odoma

    It’s true Kaduna pays 3k but I am under private in Kaduna and I received 10k and there are some that received 15k

  28. precious

    Nice update thanks. Can anyone kindly give an update of how much Delta state actually pays?

  29. marvel

    pls..i need directions which state is best in terms of job opportunities..and low cost of living. pls i need replies from the current serving corps members…I WILL BE LIVING WITH BATCH B…BY JULY..

    1. You can see such in the north because its not as saturated as the west or east but because of the security challenges, you might not want to go to that side.

  30. Inajor Theophilus

    Bayelsa state pay #30,000 to Corps members serving in d metropolitant. Corps members who are in a less developed communities receive #40,000. Finally those in a Local area, most especially across d water were paid #50,000.

  31. Hannah Jolomi

    Nasarawa pays 5,000 currently not 3000

    1. Thanks for pointing it out

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