Buhari, Already Paying N5,000 To Poor Nigerians–Tinubu

By Ikenga Chronicles January 7, 2017

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress(APC)Bola Tinubu has on Friday, January 6 disagreed with the claim of Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, on the disbursement of N5, 000 to poor Nigerians.

This came a few days after the Presidency faulted the remarks by Fayose who described the N5, 000 the Federal Government said it had started paying to poor Nigerians as a mere propaganda.

Fayose had in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said there was no evidence of such payment in Ekiti, one of the states government said the exercise had begun.

But reacting to the development, Tinubu in a statement issued by his media office said that the payment has commenced in earnest as part of the cardinal promises of the president during the 2015 electioneering campaigns.

Tinubu said the stipend for the poor was a sign of the Buhari-led APC government’s commitment to people’s welfare.

“I commend President Buhari for keeping faith with his campaign promise. I commend him for empathizing with the poor and the most vulnerable among us.”

“The payment couldn’t have come at a better time than now. The stipend is a sign of the government’s commitment to people’s welfare. We must all unite to beat poverty and bring prosperity to the land.”

Tinubu again called for support for the present administration, saying with such, the government would soon turn things around for the benefit of the people.

Recall that Buhari under the programme had promised to empower one million poor and most vulnerable Nigerians with the N5000 monthly stipend each.

The commencement of the N5000 payment was announced on Monday in a statement from the Office of the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo.

The statement, signed by the Vice-President’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, said the first batch of payment would cover nine states.

He said some of the beneficiaries had started receiving their payments since December 30, 2016. Akande had said funds for the payments to beneficiaries in Borno, Kwara and Bauchi states were released last week.

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