N5,000 unemployment stipends: Why we can’t pay now – APC

By Editor on 06/11/2015

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), came under the splash of acidic bile from the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday, for suggesting that the ruling party had reneged on the payment of N5,000 to 25million most vulnerable Nigerians, one of its key campaign promises.

In a statement by its spokesman, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, it explained that the scheme had not been rolled out yet, because not only was it not in the 2015 budget prepared by the last, but the structures had to be put in place including recovery of the massive amount stolen from the nation's coffers and plugging all further leakages, had to be put in place.

Dismissing the position of the PDP, on the matter, as coming from its usual jumpy and superficial approach to issues, the APC accused it of rushing to judgement without bothering to hear from the party, which made the promise in the first instance.

The statement, a response to the PDP’s admonition to Nigerians to move on with their lives as the APC never had the intention of fulfilling the promise, said: “Had the PDP not sacrificed the truth on the altar of political expediency, it would have realised that the APC never at any time indicated it has reneged on its promise to pay 5,000 naira monthly to 25 million most vulnerable Nigerians.”

Before coming out with a formal reaction, the issue had become quite thorny at the Senate, where a PDP Senator, Phillip Aduda, while lamenting the level of unemployment in the country, had raised a motion imploring the upper legislative chamber to compel President Muhammadu Buhari to commence immediate disbursement of the said fund, to alleviate the suffering of Nigerians.

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The APC Senators had immediately shot down the motion, saying it would not be included as part of the debate on how to solve the unemployment crisis.

Lashing out further on the opposition party, which lost power on May 29, after its defeat at the March 28 presidential election, the APC statement said: “Even though the PDP-led federal government plundered the commonwealth in its time, APC had devised creative means not only to pay the money but also to fulfil its other campaign promises to Nigerians.

“The non-implementation of the payment policy so far is due to the fact that it was not included in the 2015 budget, which was prepared by the PDP-led Jonathan administration, and also because of the need to first block all financial leakages.

“Now, the Buhari administration has been busy putting into place measures that will make it possible to start the implementation of this project. Such measures include the introduction of the Treasury Single Account (TSA).

“We are happy to inform Nigerians that as at the end of September 2015, over N1.4tr – which hitherto was lying unproductively in various commercial banks – has been recovered and paid into the TSA.”

“In our press statement of Aug. 30th 2015, we still reiterated our plan to redeem our campaign promises, including the social security payment policy, despite the primitive looting of the treasury under the watch of the PDP.

“It is therefore astonishing that the same PDP, which is becoming more and more infamous for its penchant for peddling half truths and sensationalizing every issue, will rush to the press to celebrate the figment of its imagination that the APC will not fulfil its campaign promise regarding the payment.

“Contrary to the disinformation being peddled by the PDP, the Buhari administration is poised to lift millions of Nigerians out of extreme poverty by providing social protection and safety nets with another 2.5 trillion naira special intervention fund.”

 

Source Whirlwindnews.com

Posted on November, 6 2015

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