Campaign promise: I won't pay N5,000 to unemployed Nigerians – Buhari

By The Citizen

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will not pay the largess of N5,000 for the unemployed Nigerians as had been promised by his party, adding that he has a different priority.

Speaking in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, the president said he would rather channel resources into the building of infrastructure, education, agriculture and mining to create employment opportunities for able bodied young men instead of giving money to those who do not work.

He said: 'This largesse of N5,000 for the unemployed, I have got a slightly different priority. I would rather do the infrastructure for the school that request 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 promise to pay N5,000 monthly stipend to the most vulnerable in the society was a major plank of the presidential campaign of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) last year. – African Spotlight.