28 November 2012

Nigeria: 'Jonathan's SURE-P Is a Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy'

Abuja — THE National Assembly Wednesday took a swipe at President Goodluck Jonathan's Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), describing it as a drain pipe on the Nigerian economy, just as it called on the government to scrap it if there were no improvements.

The Lawmakers who expressed their total dismay and lack of confidence on the activities of the Christopher Kolade led Programme, however stressed that the agency was nothing, but a duplication of activities already carried out by existing Ministries, Department and Agencies, MDAs in the country.

The Legislators while also criticising the SURE-P, stressed that SURE-P, saying that it has not helped the youths in the area of employment as the claim of provision jobs for 360,000 youths cannot be justified.

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