Aisha attacks Buhar’s N500bn SIP, says it failed woefully
Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, on Saturday, took the N500 billion Social Investment Programme, SIP of her husband’s administration the cleaners, decribing it as a woeful failure.
According to the President’s wife, the programme failed woefully especially in the North.
In what qualifies as another major outburst from the President’s wife, Aisha, who hails from Adamawa State, said the situation in her home state, as far as the implementation was concerned, was pathetic.
The highly outspoken First Lady also cited Kano in the Northwest as another example where she believed the programme failed, despite the huge funds the Federal Government budgeted for it.
Mrs Buhari expressed her feelings in Abuja during an interactive programme she organised for women at the Presidential Villa.
According to her, though though the SA to the President on SIP, Maryam Uwais, informed her that 30,000 women would be beneficiaries in Adamawa State, four years had passed and there was no evidence that the SA kept her word.
She said: “Concerning the N500bn voted for SIP, that was part of 2015 campaigns where they promised to give out N10,000, feed pupils in primary schools and give N5,000 to the poorest of the poor.
“The SSA to the President on Social Investment is a lady from Kano and I am sure that my husband decided to put somebody from Kano because of the population and political impact it made.
I have never asked how the money is being used or is being given out. I met Barrister (one of the President’s aides on SIP) once and he promised me that for my state (Adamawa), we should get 30,000 women to be given N10,000.
Up till now, I haven’t heard from him.
“I don’t want to raise the alarm that my state does not benefit from it, where the SGF (Secretary to the Government of the Federation) came from, I kept quiet because I don’t want people to say that I talk too much. Recently, I saw a 74-year- old man selling petty things in Kano, I asked him how much is his capital, he told me between N3,000 and N4,000.
Don’t forget that we have campaigned to give the poorest of the poor N5,000 every month .