Batch ‘A’ members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), who passed out, yesterday, trooped to the streets of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, to protest the state’s government inability to pay their transport allowances.
It was gathered that the corps members took their grievances to the Government House after receiving their discharge certificates.
But the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Jonathan Obuebite, reportedly addressed the protesters.
Obuebite said the government was zealous at promoting the interests of corps members in the state.
He said their allowances would be paid in full adding that the money had been approved by the government.
Also addressing the protesters, the Zonal Inspector, Ajike O. E assured them that their money would be given to them in cash by today at the zonal office Yenagoa.
But of the corp members, Alfred Ivanson who served in Brass Local Government Area said he could not travel to reunite with his family because of the government’s inability to pay his N5000 transport allowance.
He pleaded with Governor Seriake Dickson to pay all the allowances due for corps members to enable them go home.