Written by Emmanuel Ogbeche

N5,000 stipend: ’Buhari should not have promised’

Across the world, democratic countries adopt campaigns, manifestos and pre-election promises are part of electioneering. What is however appalling in Nigeria is the culture of denial or failure to implement what was either rightly or wrongfully envisaged. When President Muhammadu Buhari informed anyone who cared that the N5,000 monthly stipend promised to poor unemployed Nigerians was made by his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and not him, it was not shocking. As Nigerians struggle to differentiate between party and presidential candidate’s promises, Ere-Ebi AGEDAH and Grace SUNDAY spoke with some who believe that if implemented, the N5,000 policy could have created more problems than it intended to solve.


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