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FG To Commence N5,000 Payment In 2016

The Federal Government of Nigeria,  led by the All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured Nigerians that it would commence payment of N5,000 promised unemployed Nigerian youths during the electoral campaigns, from 2016.
Speaking during a condolence visit to the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, over the death of the party’s governorship candidate in Kogi state, Abubakar Audu, Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalong, said the APC government was fully committed to fulfilling all campaign promises made before the last elections.
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He said the payment can only begin after it had been included in the budget.
“I would want the youth to understand that every promise must be backed up by budgetary provision and our promise to pay N5000 is not contained in the 2015 budget. So, definitely, it is going to begin in 2016 as we would have made budgetary allocations for that,” he said.
“We are committed to the campaign promises of creating jobs, providing wealth and combating poverty. We have embedded in our manifesto things that we are translating to reality,” he stated.

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