Vanguard (Lagos)

14 November 2012

Nigeria: FCT Targets 10,000 for Employment

Abuja — Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has targeted employment of 10,000 women through its Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, before December 31.

FCT Minister of State, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, said in Abuja, yesterday, while receiving FCT chapter of the National Council of Women's Society, led by the President, Mrs. Nancy Bulus, in her office.

Akinjide explained that the FCT Administration had established a Project Implementation Unit for the programme towards empowering and training women and youth in different skills and vocation.

She said: "The administration of President Goodluck Jonathan is gender-friendly and has initiated some programmes to economically empower our women and youths.

"One of the programmes is the SURE-P, which was established to oversee and ensure the effective and timely implementation of projects to be funded with the savings accruing to it from partial removal of subsidy on petroleum products.

"There is going to be massive employment of women and youth in the FCT before the end of this year. We are employing about 10,000 women and youth under the SURE-P."

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