Only The Present Administration Can Determine The Future Of SURE-P – Akau


The Chairman, Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), Mr Ishaya Akau, on Friday, said the fate of the initiative started by the administration of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.

Akau said this while exchanging views with the Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr Mike Omeri, in Abuja.

According to him, SURE-P was originally meant to function between 2012 and 2015.

“Initially, provision was not made in 2015 budget for SURE-P until after some discussions.

“And perhaps after that, a decision will have to be taken by the new administration for the way forward; that is where we are now,” Akau said.

The SURE-P chairman noted that the NOA, through its structures at the local level, played a great role in ensuring the success of the numerous programmes executed by SURE-P.
“We sought your engagement for the programmes we had on ground. NOA has the structures at the local level to have effectively participated in some of our programmes.

“These were particularly the community services of women and youth employment and empowerment programme”, he said.

Whether the current administration extends the lifespan of SURE-P or not, Akau said the initiative is focused on ensuring that ongoing projects were supervised and delivered to the extent of the finance made available to it.