•Party: Buhari committed to restoring hope to citizenry
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) said yesterday that the payment of N5000 to vulnerable Nigerians was historic and unprecedented. It assured the citizenry of the Federal Government’s commitment to make significant progress in restoring hope to the economy and other critical areas. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi in Abuja, the APC said while 2016 was tough for Nigerians as a result of the economic recession, it appealed to them have confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari’s ability to design programmes and policies that would provide succor to the masses.
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The statement reads: “The All Progressives Congress (APC) commends the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for fulfilling the promise the party made to Nigerians during the 2015 general election campaigns that safety nets will be provided to vulnerable Nigerians.”The party notes that with the commencement of payment of N5000 to one million poor Nigerians through the Conditional Cash Transfer scheme of the government, the Buhari administration has demonstrated itscommitment to the party’s change manifestoes, which is couched on true transformation.”
We recall that as part of its Social Investment Programme (SIP), the Government has begun implementing the party’s three other major campaign promises designed to provide jobs and lift the most vulnerable Nigerians out of poverty.
”These include: the N-Power Volunteer Corps, which will provide jobs to 500,000 young Nigerian graduates; the National Homegrown Feeding Programme, which has commenced in selected states, and the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), which provides soft loans ranging from N10,000 to 100,000 to artisans, traders, market women, among others.”
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The APC views these achievements as historic and unprecedented in the history of Nigeria even as it assures Nigerians that the government is committed and working hard to make significant progress on the economy, and other sectoral areas.”
The party acknowledges that the past year was a tough one for Nigerians occasioned by the economic recession but have confidence in the ability of President Buhari to design programmes and policies that will provide succour to the masses.”We urge Nigerians to continue to support and pray for the Buhari-led administration so that our dream of a more prosperous, secure and stable nation will be achieved.” (The Nation)