Sunday, 28 February 2016

Buhari makes U-turn, Says he won't pay N5,000 stipend promised to the unemployed

In a very surprising development, President Buhari has stated that he will not honour his pledge to grant every unemployed Nigerian N5000.

He revealed that he’s not too inclined to give out the N5,000 monthly stipend promised by his party- the All Progressives Congress, during the last general election campaign

Whilst speaking in Saudi Arabia as he continued his visit to the Middle East over the weekend, Buhari said he would rather focus on funding the construction of infrastructure, as well as education, agriculture and mining to create employment opportunities for able bodied young men.
“This largesse N5,000 for the unemployed, I have got a slightly different priority,” the president said.
“I would rather do the infrastructure, the school and correct them and empower agriculture, mining so that every able bodied person can go and get work instead of giving N5,000 to those who don’t work.”

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