The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has said there is no disparity in the payment of 30,500 naira allowances to be paid as entitlements to corps members participating as ad-hoc staff in this year’s elections.
INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said this while addressing stakeholders in his third briefing in Abuja.
National Youth Service Corps, NYSC members decried discrepancies in election allowances paid to them after Saturday’s polls shift.
But Yakubu said each corps member was entitled to 4,500 naira training allowance, including transport 1,000 naira and refreshment 500 naira, for the three-day training period.
He added that for deployment on election duty, they are entitled to transport, feeding and an honorarium of 9,000 and 4, 000 naira making it 13,000 each. For the presidential election, 17,500 naira is expected to be paid separately to each member.