Governor Nyesom Wike has increased the monthly allowance of National Youth Service Corps members serving in the oil-rich state by N5,000.
Speaking at the Rivers State National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, headquarters in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Wike announced an increment in the monthly allowance of corps members serving outside Port Harcourt from N10,000 to N15,000.
He also increased the state monthly allowance of corps members serving in Port Harcourt from N5000 to N10000.
He also promised that the state government will immortalise slain corps member, Samuel Okonta, who was killed during the rerun parliamentary polls in Rivers.
“The death of this corps member is unfortunate and condemnable. I urge the police to thoroughly investigate the crime. The outcome of the investigation should be made public so that those involved are prosecuted. The killing of this corps member must not be swept under the carpet,” he said.