Buhari President says no N5000 stipend for unemployed Nigerians

He was quoted to have made the remark in Saudi Arabia while he performed his lesser hajj before leaving for Doha in Qatar at about 3PM, Nigerian time.

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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has said he won't be giving N5000 monthly stipend to unemployed Nigerians as it is been bandied around.

In a report by Nigerian Tribune, President Buhari disclosed that he has a different priority and approach to rewarding unemployed Nigerians other than to pay N5,000 monthly. 

He was quoted to have made the remark in Saudi Arabia while he performed his lesser hajj before leaving for Doha in Qatar at about 3PM, Nigerian time.

The President reportedly said he would rather channel resources into the building of infrastructure, education, agriculture and mining to create employment opportunities for able bodied young men. 

In his words, "This largesse 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 5,000, N5,000 to those who don't work."

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