One Million Poor Nigerians Will Now Receive N5,000 Monthly From The Federal Government
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April 9, 2016 ( Post 1 )
The federal government is reportedly making plans to pay poor Nigerians a token of $25 per month so to try to ease poverty and stimulate the economy.
The vice-president said this on Thursday in a chat with Reuters.
According to him, the plan that would cost a total of about $300 million per annum, Reuters reports..
Osinbajo did not say how these benefits would be funded, saying only there were part of a 6.06 trillion naira record budget for 2016 which parliament passed last month. Buhari still has to sign the bill.
The government has said it wants to borrow as much as $5 billion abroad but has not detailed how it wants to plug a budget deficit which officials have put in the range of between 2.2 trillion and 3 trillion naira.
Buhari has rejected a devaluation of the naira, which would hit poor people as Nigeria needs to import much of its food needs.
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