N5,000 monthly stipend: Nigerian youths launch #Our5K campaign

With the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) trading words over N5,000 monthly stipend for unemployed Nigerians, those who can still afford internet connection have taken their case to Twitter.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, had in a statement on Thursday accused senators elected on the APC platform of acting a script by rejecting Philip Aduda’s motion that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration be compelled to pay a N5,000 monthly stipend promised unemployed Nigerians during election campaigns.

Nigerians were won over by Buhari’s promise of social welfare package like free meal for primary school pupils and stipends for the financially vulnerable.

Metuh however said the development at the Senate on Wednesday was a clear confirmation of the fact that the APC is a party of hypocrites, who never had the intentions of honouring any of their campaign promises.

Twitter has since taken over with the #Our5k hashtag.