FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2017
APC Commends FG Over N5000 Payment To Vulnerable Nigerians
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 its
commitment to the Party’s Change manifestoes which is couched on true
We recall that as part of its Social Investment Programme (SIP), the
Government has begun implementing three other major campaign promises
of the Party 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.
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 succor to the masses.
We urge Nigerians to continue to support and pray for the President
Buhari-led administration so that our dream of a more prosperous,
secure and stable nation will be achieved.
Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi
National Publicity Secretary
All Progressives Congress