The Senate has rejected the motion for the payment of N5,000 monthly allowance to unemployed youths in the country.
The motion, which was sponsored by Sen. Philip Aduda (PDP) was shut out when he tried to buttress his point .
Further attempts by the Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, to second the motion were disrupted by the rowdiness created by the ‘’no’’ shouting of some senators opposed to it.
While Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members yelled ‘’aye’’ in favour of the motion, All Progressives Congress (APC) senators, who were in majority, rejected it.
In his remarks, Saraki urged the senators to take the issue of unemployment very seriously and not play politics with it.
“We should stay above party line on this issue that is so important. We have seen growth in the last years but this has not translated to employment.
“Government alone cannot do it; the private sector has a role to play and the enabling environment must be created,” he said.