Stream Two, Batch A NYSC members posted to Kano State took to the streets in a peaceful protest for non-payment of their “alawey”.
The protest was as a result of non-payment of their their monthly allowances.
The protesting Youth Corps members unsettled the passing out parade of their colleagues after the usual 21 days orientation course.
The NYSC members maintained they will collect their allowances before disembarking from their camps. Pleas by the by the Brigade Commander, and other security agents to assuage the NYSC members fell on deaf ears.
According to them, every other NYSC camp in the country had paid allowances except for Kano State. The corps members demanded explanation for the non-payment.
Efforts to pacify the corps members failed just as they stressed that it is only Kano NYSC that refused to pay their allowances.
According to them, they do not know their fate at the end of the program, as most of them are due to relocate this Wednesday without any money for their transportation.
Notwithstanding the mediation of the Kano State Governor, ably represented by the Commissioner of Information, Comrade Mohammed Garba, on the occasion, the corps members maintained their grounds.
A representative of Kano Emirate Council and other dignitaries remained stranded as they failed to calm the corps members.