Aisha Buhari urges FG to pay N5,000 allowance to unemployed

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari

The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has appealed to the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), not to renege on its campaign promise of paying N5,000 to 25 million unemployed Nigerians.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the president’s wife on Media, Mrs Adebisi Ajayi, on Tuesday in Abuja.

She also urged the party to fulfill its promise of giving school children one free meal a day.

She stated this after the Senate voted against the motion calling on the Presidency to pay the N5,000 allowance.

“The APC is a party of integrity and has assured Nigerians during the campaign that it will pay N5,000 each month to 25 million most vulnerable citizens.

“Nigerians should be patient with the APC government as the change they had been yearning for has come to stay,’’ she said.

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  • emmanuel kalu

    A good policy if we had the money or there wasn’t a better way to create jobs for this unemployed. They want to spend 125 billion naira. isn’t that enough money to make a good dent installing electricity meter for Nigeria. isn’t that enough money to start a cooperative farm on federal lands to grow the needed crops and give more youths jobs.

  • peterside Onwuta

    How are we going to determine who is unemployed? We cannot even manage pension verification and we certainly not with records of the unemployed. This will see multiple claims by same people and highest scam of the recent times. I wish it can work but this is one project we are not ready for. However we can begin by collating records of our citizens.