Nigerians Criticise FG‘s Plan To Pay 24.3 Million People N5,000 Monthly For Six Months
Nigerians have criticised Federal Government over its plan to pay 24.3 million low-income earners in the country N5,000 each for a period of six months (January to June).
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday flagged off cash transfer of N5,000 to low-income earners in urban areas, as part of efforts to ease the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.
Professor Osinbajo said the scheme called Rapid Response Register (RRR) is to be facilitated through a wholly technology-based approach
He expressed that;
The groundbreaking success of the RRR, now emboldens us to achieve our aspiration of a social security programme for a minimum of twenty million Nigerians in the next two years.
The target beneficiaries of the scheme are “self-employed”, “wage employed” and “urban poor.”
On its part, ministry of humanitarian affairs, said in using “cutting-edge” technology, it had undertaken a pilot scheme where over 100,000 beneficiaries in Lagos and the federal capital territory (FCT) were captured.
The ministry’s boss, Sadiya Farouq, on Tuesday said the new intervention would serve as a cushion for those further impoverished by the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, many Nigerians have taken to social media to heavily criticise the government over its planned effort, saying it’s not a sustainable way to help the needy.
They added that such funds should be diverted into creating job opportunities for the millions of unemployed people and begin to operate a friendly economy for businesses to thrive.
See some reactions from Twitter users below;
Osinbajo in the mud😂
he said he would lift 20m Nigerians out of poverty in 2 years with 5k (10dols).
Five thousand naira!!!😂😂
Omoh, this country needs a total reform from the top to bottom. pic.twitter.com/oS071lrhzQ
— MOON🌙🌇 (@MatthewpaulKen3) January 20, 2021
So the Federal Government of Nigeria plans to lift 20m Nigerians out of poverty in two years with another glorified Ponzi Schemes.
A Professor Of Law, Yemi Osinbajo will soon hit the markets again to share N5,000 ($10). They said you should start Akara business in 2021. pic.twitter.com/HITZmEiAgZ
— NEFERTITI (@firstladyship) January 20, 2021
Osinbajo will be lifting 20M Nigerians with 5k..pls out of the 5k buy onions from me. Just 4,500+ delivery fee 500= 5k 🤲😢 pic.twitter.com/lPjeFeEwaN
— Mark 🔅 (@marckjonez) January 20, 2021
Instead of these people to create job opportunities, and a friendly economy for businesses to thrive, they are sending $12 to “low income earners” and hope to lift 20m Nigerians from poverty in 2 years… Ment or malaria? https://t.co/BPLJBJHSja
— OG™ (@thevictorr_) January 19, 2021
A Professor of Law want to lift 20m Nigerians out of poverty in two years with 5k each?
The joke is on you, Sir.
— FESTUS OGUN (@mrfestusogun) January 19, 2021
I really commend the FG for lifting 20 million Nigerians out of poverty with urgent 5,000 naira every month for 6 months which is 30,000 naira in total.
Poverty will be eradicated with this smart move that was well-thought out from FG.
— Morris Monye💙 (@Morris_Monye) January 20, 2021
🤨My vice president can lift 20m Nigerians from poverty with 5k
What can you do with 5k?¿‽😂 pic.twitter.com/9fpbzu6ybh
— #AbetterTime👿😈 (@billion_gns) January 20, 2021
Our Federal Government is planning to lift 20M Nigerians out of poverty by paying them 5K/M for doing absolutely nothing. This is a shell job. A racket. F**king MMM.
I don’t want to believe that these administration is abysmally clueless, nop, they have a plan, what’s it?
— Mazi @FestusGreen 🇳🇬 (@FestusGreen) January 20, 2021
5k for 20m Nigerians in 2yrs,Abeg use ur church and say how much I spend in a month?????
— WHAHALA🧤 (@sureblacq) January 20, 2021
VP of Nigeria said 20M Nigerians will be out of poverty in two years.. is it safe to even believe this.
— Anike (@anikebanks) January 20, 2021
Somebody said: 👇👇
It’s obvious that this Country is a comedy channel in heaven, whenever God wants to relax, he tune it to Naija.
— John King #EndSARS (@anijohnking) January 20, 2021
If the Federal Government wants to lift 20m Nigerians out of poverty, they should give the money to Jehovah Witness to share. They know every compound in Nigeria.
I would’ve said NEPA should do it but no, they might deduct their bills off it. pic.twitter.com/9xUO0vJKky
— Israel Lannister (@israelinity) January 20, 2021
20m Nigerians = 18m North + 2m South
— king Oodua (@blakcultur) January 20, 2021
“directly into the hands”
That is an intensive figure of speech and a verb that signifies action – the act of lifting 20m Nigerians out of poverty.
Divide 10 billion by 2 million and you get 5,000 naira – 10 dollars.
Call a friend and put 5,000 naira “directly into his hands” pic.twitter.com/zlo3ifjohK
— d.nseyo (@d_nseyo) January 20, 2021
This government is not been sincere with what they are about to do cos according to their statements, they want to take 20M Nigerians out of poverty in the space of 2 years.. N5,000 for 6 Months thats not working on paper. So imagine if you divide 5000 by days, you have about 160
— Tochukwu 🇳🇬 (@Iam_Phuad) January 20, 2021
A Professor of Law and A pastor want to lift 20m Nigerians out of poverty in two years with 5k each?
Sometimes Sir just fear God.
The joke is on you, Sir. pic.twitter.com/GEqUPAuJhP
— iammario_._ (@samuelnseabasi) January 20, 2021