Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Thursday, said that the federal government will not pay the N5000 stipends to be paid to the unemployed by the present administration for doing nothing, stressing that such act is not obtainable anywhere in the world.
Ngige, who disclosed that there will be a cash conversion scheme, said that while some people will get N5,000 under the scheme, some will get N10,000, while others may get as much as N15,000 as they undergo training.
The minister, while speaking with newsmen in Abuja, further reiterated that people who will benefit from such stipend will go through different training and later get employed by either the state or federal government.
His word, “We also have the programme on the commission cash transfer. Though even you the press has said it, we won’t pay N5,000 for people to be indolent. No country in the world, would pay people to go home and sleep and collect cash, so Nigeria will not be an exception.”