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9 Best States for NYSC 2021, Update and Allowance Structure

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Are you in search of the best state for NYSC 2021 and for you to know the list of the highest paying states? Then this article is for you. In this article, we have shortlisted the top 10 best states for NYSC and what their salary structure looks like.

Below are the best 10 states in Nigeria for National Youth Service Corps;

1. Lagos State

It is inarguable that Lagos State is the Best State to do your NYSC in Nigeria, and it happens to be the former capital of Nigeria. The State has a lot of opportunities that Corpers can tap from. Also, the standard of living in Lagos state is normal and there is no security threat in the State for strangers.

Lagos is a land of opportunities, in the sense that there are lots of opportunities for young graduates. And there are many recruiting companies to submit your CV.

State Allowance: The Lagos state government pays between N10,000 and N15,000 as state allowance to Corps Members posted to Lagos.

2. Abuja FCT

The second on the list of best states for NYSC in Nigeria. Abuja is the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. Although the cost of living in Abuja is high, it is still a place you will enjoy.

There are also many job opportunities in Abuja for Nigerian graduates. And every nook and cranny is developed with no security threat.

State Allowance: Abuja does not pay state allowance but most of the private companies in Abuja pay high amounts to corps members.

3. Kano State

This state is worthy to be mentioned on this list. Although, many Corps Members dislike serving in North because of fragile security in the region. But Kano is an exception. Kano state is very good, it is a state you will enjoy living in if you find yourself there.

Things are very cheap in Kano, making it an ideal state for all Corpers as they can save most of their allowance.

Most people that have served in Kano state claim the state is even better than Abuja and Akwa Ibom.

State Allowance: Kano state pays N4,000 as state allowance to Corps members serving in the state.

4. Ogun State

If you miss Lagos, don’t miss Ogun. The State shares borders with Lagos state, and it is among the best states to do your NYSC in Nigeria. If you ask people who served in Ogun, they will tell you how good the States is. In fact from Ogun to Lagos is about N250 for transportation.

Just like Lagos and Abuja, Ogun also has many opportunities for young graduates. State Allowance: Ogun state pays N0.00 to Corps members serving in the State.

5. Akwa Ibom State

This is one State in Nigeria that many people desire to do their NYSC. If you serve in Akwa you will fall in love with the place.  Akwa Ibom State pays state allowances to corps members posted in the state.

State allowance: There was a time, the state allowance in Akwa-Ibom was N20,000. But now it is N5000, who knows if it will increase again.

6. Enugu State

This State cannot be left out from the list. The name Enugu is derived from an Igbo word ‘Enu-Ugwu’ meaning mountain top. This is because the state is on the top of a hill.

Enugu is a peaceful state, and the people in the state are very kind to strangers. If you are lucky to serve in Enugu capital or town, I bet you would never want to go back to your home state again.

State allowance: Currently, Enugu pays N1000 to Corps members posted to towns, and N3500 to those posted to villages.

7. Rivers State

This is among the best state in Nigeria for NYSC. People that served in Rivers can testify that Rivers State worth to be mentioned on this list. If you serve in the State Capital, Port Harcourt, you might end up serving in a big oil company.

State allowance: River state pays N15,000 to Corps members posted in the state.

8. Cross River State

Calabar is the capital city of Cross River. Just like Rivers, Cross River is also an oil-rich state with so many opportunities. You won’t regret serving in Cross River state.

State allowance: The NYSC State allowance in Cross River state is N0.00.

9. Osun State

The list will not be complete if we do not mention Osun State. Osun is one of the best states for NYSC. The state is good, peaceful, good electricity, and can turn your dream to reality.

State allowance: The Corps members’ State allowance in Osun is N5,000.

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