At least 10,000 youths in Katsina State will be employed by the State office of Subsidy Reinvestment Programme (SURE-P), SURE-P state chairman, Garba Abdullahi Kurfi has said.
Disclosing this at the stakeholders meeting organised for SURE-P’s state and local government coordinators, Kurfi said the federal government would recruit 5,000 youths under the programme, while Katsina State and the 34 local government councils would employ 3,000 and 2,000 unemployed youths respectively.
According to him, no fewer than 3, 000 youths had so far been employed by the federal government under SURE-P in the state, adding that all those employed were engaged in various jobs.
Beneficiaries, Kurfi said, were also being paid monthly allowance of N10,000 each, with allowances of March to May paid so far. June would follow soon, he promised.
“They were engaged in road maintenance, sanitation and security at the designated centres across the 34 local government areas. Some were engaged in fumigating surroundings for the purpose of reducing malaria in the state,” he noted.
Kurfi said officials of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) were incorporated into the programme as supervisors of the trainees in the 34 local government areas and each official was put on N20,000 monthly allowances.