The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, has appealed to the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to go back on one of its campaign promise to pay N5,000 stipend to 25 million unemployed Nigerians.
The President’s wife appeal follows last week’s events at the Senate during which APC Senators voted against a motion calling on the Presidency to pay the allowance.
Mrs Aisha Buhari also called on the APC to fulfil the promise of provision of one free meal per day to school children so as not to lose the support the party has been enjoying from Nigerians.
In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, the First Lady described the APC as a party of integrity that had assured Nigerians during the campaign it would pay the allowance to 25 million of the most vulnerable citizens.
The statement reads in part: “Her Excellency Aisha Buhari has appealed to the ruling party All Progressives Congress, APC not to renege on their campaign promise of paying N5,000 to 25 million unemployed Nigerians and giving school children one free meal a day.
“This comes after the senators from the party voted against the senate moving a motion calling on the presidency to pay the N5,000 allowance.
“The APC is a party of integrity and had assured Nigerians during the campaign that it would pay 5,000 Naira each month to 25 million most vulnerable citizens.
“The wife of the president asked Nigerians to be patient with the APC government as the change they had been yearning for had come to stay.”
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