Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that her husband must pay the N5,000 he promised unemployed Nigerians during their campaign ahead of the 2015 presidential election.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the First Lady made the appeal to her husband’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a statement signed by the her special assistant on media, Mrs Adebisi Ajayi, on Tuesday in Abuja.
In the statement which she issued after the Senate voted against the motion on the N5,000 allowance, Mrs Buhari also urged the party to fulfill its promise of giving school children one free meal a day.
“The APC is a party of integrity and has assured Nigerians during the campaign that it will pay N5,000 each month to 25 million most vulnerable citizens.
“Nigerians should be patient with the APC government as the change they had been yearning for has come to stay,’’ she said,” the statement read.
The president’s wife has been quite vocal in recent weeks as she has been speaking on several government policies, the most recent being her statement on her husband’s administration, where she assured Nigerians that he would deliver on his pre-election campaign promises.