The All Progressives Congress (APC) has praised President Muhammadu Buhari following his presentation of the 2016 budget.

Buhari presented the N6.08 trillion budget on Tuesday, December 22, 2105, before a joint session of the National Assembly.

The APC’s comments were contained in a statement released by National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.

It reads:

“In fulfilment of APC’s election promises to the electorate, the party welcomes the proposed Social Welfare Programmes contained in the proposed 2016 National Budget submitted to the National Assembly.”

“President Buhari has proposed N500 billion to pay unemployed graduates (post-NYSC grant) and feed school children, among other social welfare programmes in 2016.

“A phased Social Welfare Programme created to cater for a larger population of the poorest and most vulnerable Nigerians upon the evidence of children’s enrolment in school and evidence of immunisation has also been proposed to the National Assembly.

“President Buhari has also promised that 500,000 new teachers would be recruited. Compared to the last 16 years of locust, Nigerians are getting a much better deal from the seven-month old APC-led administration. On the strength of these proposals, the future holds more dividends of democracy for Nigerians.

“It is reassuring that the Federal Government has recovered huge sums from looters of our common wealth, which will be injected into the 2016 National Budget.”

During the presentation, Buhari apologized to Nigerians for the ongoing fuel scarcity and assured that the government was working hard to resolve the situation.


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