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Buhari never promised job seeker's allowance - Presidency

01 March 2016, 08:26

Abuja - The Presidency on Monday stated that President Muhammadu Buhari did not promise a N5,000 monthly allowance to unemployed graduates, Punch has reported.

According to a statement released by Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, the provision that was made by the Federal Government in the 2016 budget to to pay a monthly allowance to extremely poor citizens in the country and not the unemployed.

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According to Akande, the provision of half a trillion naira had been made in line with social investment, which included an allowance for the poor.

The alleged programme for unemployed graduates seeks to create half a million teaching jobs that will be filled by unemployed graduates while they are still on the lookout for jobs in their respective fields. Akande has stated that this factor of the country's social investment plan still stands.

Akande has since stated that the promise of N5,000 to those living in extreme poverty still stands.

Read more at Punch

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