President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he has other priority than to pay N5,000 to unemployed Nigerians as he his Party promised during the 2015 Presidential Campaigns.
He made the remark in Saudi Arabia over the weekend. He stated that he would rather channel resources into the building of infrastructure, education, agriculture and mining to create employment opportunities for able bodied young men.
“This largesse of N5,000 for the unemployed, I have got a slightly different priority. 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.”
The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) last year promised to pay N5,000 as a monthly stipend to the most vulnerable in the society, this promise was the hallmark of APC’s Presidential Campaign in 2015.