By OKECHUKWU PEACE
The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari called on the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC to fulfill its campaign promise of paying N5,000 to 25 million unemployed Nigerians.
This is contained in a statement signed by her Special Assistant on Media, Adebisi Ajayi, on Tuesday. Mrs. Buhari also urged the party to fulfill its promise of giving school children one free meal a day.
Her comment comes a week after the Senate voted against a motion calling on the government to commence payment of the N5, 000 allowance.
The motion, which appeared an attempt by the opposition party to scoff at the APC government, was defeated by senators of the ruling party.
The PDP accused the APC of reneging on its promise.
In a statement on Wednesday, the party said the APC senators were only doing the bidding of their party, which it said had only used the monthly stipend pledge as a false campaign strategy to win elections.