The Federal government of Nigeria disclosed on Friday, 15th of January, 2015, that it has no plan to pay the much spoken about N5000 to all Unemployed Nigerians, stating that such payment will be made as allowances only to those undergoing different skill acquisition programmes.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige stated this while speaking with newsmen at the APC secretariat, He said:
“We also have the programme on the commission cash transfer. Though even you the press has said it, we won’t pay N5000 for people to be indolent. No country in the world, would pay people to go home and sleep and collect cash, so Nigerian would not be an exception.
“We will pay some people N5000, we will pay some N10,000, and even for people in teacher conversion scheme, we will pay more than N10,000, N15,000 as stipend while in training, and then after the training, they are going to be employed by state government and the federal government in different institution.
“It is not a programme we shall run alone, the state governments are going to buy into it, they are going to synchronize with us, we are going to do it in synergy”