The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalong said that the promise to pay N5,000 to unemployed youths is not contained in the 2015 budget but it will definitely begin in 2016.
This statement was made during a condolence visit to the national chairman of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, over the death of Abubakar Audu on Wednesday.
Mr. Dalong who spoke to journalists during the visit said,
“I would want the youth to understand that every promise must be backed up by budgetary provision and our promise to pay N5000 is not contained in the 2015 budget. So, definitely, it is going to begin in 2016 as we have made budgetary allocations for that.
“We are committed to the campaign promises of creating jobs, providing wealth and combat poverty. We have embedded in our manifesto things that we are translating to reality.