Corps members have been thrown into dilemma on whether to initiate a refund or not, following a system failure in the payment system, which gifted multiple allowance payments to many of them while depriving others of theirs’. .
Checks by TheNation revealed that some Corp members were surprised when they got multiple credit alerts – some up to four times -for October payment. .
For instance, it was learnt that some of those those who passed out last Thursday, November 2, got as much as N164,000 instead of the usual N41,000, while others who are still serving received as much as N79,200, instead of 19,800. .
Conversely sources from NYSC office across the country revealed that a good number of Corp members have been waiting in vain for their allowances.
Although the NYSC was yet to make a statement on the development, a letter allegedly sent my an official of one of the affected banks on Tuesday night appealed to beneficiaries of the ‘largesse’ to return the excess payment. .
The letter read: “As you may have noticed Due to a little hitch and technical error of our automated FTDS (fund transfer and dispensing system), some Corper were paid twice and others even up to x4 of usual 19,800 monthly allowee. .
While others haven’t received. Please Nysc is a scheme that test not just your academic qualification but also a test of your character, so we want to use this medium to appeal yo those that were paid allowee twice or thrice to please return the excess so we can pay those that didnt receive, pls let’s be our brothers keepers. .
We at the bank we are still trying to collate the names of the corpers who were paid more than once so we can trace ther files at the head office and see their house address to retrieve the excess money back. .
Please be patient as we await approval from our GMD so we can kickstart the process,” the alleged letter concluded.