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Plateau lawmakers seek proper account of Sure-P funds

By Taye Obateru & DEMOLA Akinyemi

…SURE-P  to employ 50,000 graduates
Jos—The Plateau State House of Assembly is to ascertain the total amount that has accrued to the state from the Sure-P Programme of the Federal Government since inception and why the state is not involved in all aspects of the programme.

This was part of the resolutions of the house following deliberations on the report of a committee to set up to investigate the delay in the take off of the Sure-P programme in the state.

The committee was constituted recently following a motion by a member seeking investigation into why the impact of the programme was not being felt in the state as in other states.

Presenting the committee’s report to the house, the Chairman, Dalyop Mancha, said information gathered revealed that a total of over five billion Naira had accrued to the state and local governments from the programme.

He said the committee learnt that over three billion Naira was in the Sure-P account for the state while over two billion Naira was in the account for local governments.

SURE-P  to employ 50,000 graduates

Meanwhile, Chairman, Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment programme, SURE-P, Chief Christopher Kolade, has disclosed that the Graduate Internship Scheme, GIS, of the programme target to recruit at least 50,000 unemployed graduates in 36 states of the federation and FCT in one year.

Chief Kolade who spoke at a one-day sensitization forum for firms in Ilorin, said the scheme aimed to improve skills of unemployed graduates through work placement in registered firms.

He lamented that only 35 per cent of 2,000 registered firms had met minimum requirements for participation, adding that over 96,000 unemployed graduates had registered on the GIS portal.



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