The President disclosed that he has a different priority and approach to rewarding unemployed Nigerians other than to pay the N5,000 monthly stipends his party promised.
Buhari made the remark in Saudi Arabia while he performed his lesser hajj before leaving for Doha in Qatar.
The President said he would rather channel resources into the building of infrastructure, education, agriculture and mining to create employment opportunities for able bodied young men.
In his words, "This largesse N5,000 for the unemployed, I have got a slightly different priority. I would rather do the infrastructure, the school and correct them and empower agriculture, mining so that every able bodied person can go and get work instead of giving N5,000 to those who don't work."