Why implementation of N5,000 monthly stipend to unemployed Nigerians facing challenges


The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said that the Federal Government was facing some challenges in the implementation of the N5,000 monthly stipend to unemployed Nigerians.

Speaking at a media parley with journalists organised by the Presidency’s Office of Digital Engagement at his residence in Abuja, Osinbajo said government was facing the challenge of “identifying the right beneficiaries” for the programme.

He said, “The current World Bank standard isn’t as effective in reaching the five million people we projected and that’s why we’ve only reached one million people.

The Vice President also disclosed that the welfare programme had been expanded to 10 states as the government continues to manage resources.

Commenting on why some high profile detainees like leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki(rtd) have not been released yet, Osinbajo said the presidency had to ignore court orders because of lawyers’ penchant for prolonging cases indefinitely.


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