Sahara reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore who recently made public his intention to run for the pot of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has made a campaign promise saying Corp members' allowances will be increased to N50,000.
He made this statement in a post he uploaded on his official Facebook page and he added that Corps members posted to volatile areas will get a life insurance of N10million in case anything happens to them.
'If You're A Youth Corps Member ("Corper") And You Agree To Serve Anywhere In Nigeria You're Posted Your Take Home Allowance Will Be N50,000 starting From May 29, 2019, When I Become The President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria'.
He added that:
'It Will Be A New Day For The SHORTCHANGED Youths Of Nigeria. If Former Oil Minister Diezani And Her Cohorts Could Steal Over $2 billion For Themselves, Youth Corp Members Deserve Decent Renuemeration. Corpers Serving In Volatile States (Borno, Bayelsa, Rivers, Yobe, Zamfara, Benue, Plateau) Will Get Life Insurance Worth N10million In Case Anything Untowards Happen To Them. You All Are On Our Mind'.
Sowore also said:
'Do You Know That Over 30,000 Niger Delta militants in the Federal "Amnesty Programme" Receive N135,000 per month? They get N65,000 as "Bush Allowance" and N70,000 as "Feeding Allowance". This is separate from school fees in private schools and foreign universities, air tickets in addition to looting. The costs are ginormous to the extent that President Buhari had to fire PAUL Boroh a few days ago. Nigeria Can Certainly Afford N50,000 as starting "allawee" for its corp members. They deserve decent bush and feeding allowances too!'.
Omoyele Sowore who had his GoFundMe account suspended some few days ago, expressed shock on the closure of the account. He opened up to reporters about the incident and explained that it was the work of the enemies of the progress of the country.
The GoFundMe account had been opened to raise about $2million for Sowore's election campaign.