The corps members, who have been expectant, expressed their happiness while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Friday.
Some of the corps members said it was a shock when they started receiving the credit alert at about 2:00 am on Friday.
The respondents, who spoke to NAN, expressed their joy over the payment, noting that the payment was a New Year package from the federal government.
One of the corps members, Mr. Joseph Odichi said it was like a dream when he got a call at about 3:00am from a fellow corps member about the payment.
“We are really grateful for this administration especially President Muhammadu Buhari for fulfilling its promise especially at this crucial stage of the year. In fact, this is another Good Friday for us.
“We also thank the Director General of the NYSC, Brig Gen. Ibrahim Shuaibu, for making it possible after confirming the implementation few weeks ago,” he said.
The corps members also pleaded with the DG for the payment of the arrears, noting that it would go a long way in helping most especially the Batch A corps members that would be passing out in less than two months.