The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar has proposed to continue the controversial conditional cash transfer, a review of manifestos of the candidates by Track News has revealed.
Atiku, whose party has been very vocal against the social intervention of the APC, is proposing to expand the Conditional Cash Transfer and other social interventions of this administration.
It would be recalled that the current administration has been criticized for sharing money, particularly Trader Moni. Several opposition parties slammed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for visiting markets ahead of the 2019 election.
The PDP described the policy as “vote buying”, however, Atiku, in his manifesto, says he will expand the current intervention of this administration and institutionalize it.
He promised to expand the CCT and school feeding programme.
“Gradually expand the Social Protection Spending currently estimated at approximately 3.1% of GDP to 7% by 2027,” the manifesto reads in part”.
It would also be recalled that last year, Atiku accused the APC of using the scheme to promote themselves.
“We have a number of institutions where such funding can be channelled so that it is institutionalised, instead of personalising it and also using it for political purposes because currently, MarketMoni and TraderMoni have become political tools to promote political interests of a particular political party,” he said.
If Atiku wins, vulnerable and poor people may continue to get the funds.
Obi to continue Buhari’s power sector plan
Another presidential candidate seeking to continue Buhari’s legacy is Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
Obi’s plan on electricity, particularly in the area of transmission promises to complete the $2.3 billion Siemens deal.
“We will successfully complete the $2.3b Nigeria-Siemens network improvement deal (technical upgrade and strengthening) to achieve 7,000MW stable capacity by 2023, 11,000 megawatts by 2024, and 25,000 megawatts by 2025,” the statement reads
Business6 days ago
JUST-IN: CBN Extends Naira-Swap Deadline Indefinitely
Politics6 days ago
NBA dialogue: Presidential candidates kick as Tinubu sends representative
Gist7 days ago
Imo Polytechnic goes after a female student who shared a viral Tiktok video thanking her ‘private part’
Entertainment6 days ago
Why many celebrity marriages fail – Phyna
News7 days ago
Suspected landgrabbers take over Lagos school
Politics6 days ago
Ensure success of 2023 general elections, UN charges NBA
Entertainment7 days ago
“We Will Remain Retrogressive if The System Is Not Fixed” – Oap Nedu
Politics7 days ago
Ekwueme square booms for Tinubu’s arrival in Anambra