Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

I will not quit SURE-P job, says Kolade

08 December 2012, 08:45

Lagos - Dr Christopher Kolade, the Chairman, Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), says he will not quit the plum job, in spite of criticisms.

Kolade, who made the announcement on Friday in Lagos at media luncheon, said that the committee was inaugurated to ensure better welfare for Nigerians.

"I will continue to work for Nigerians and we will not abdicate this country to anybody and nobody will take my integrity away.

"I will not quit, if you attack me, I will defend myself. The National Assembly and the SURE-P Committee and everybody are supposed to be working for Nigerians not individuals," he said.

Kolade said that the committee members would continue to ensure probity, transparency and accountability.

He noted that the total budget for running SURE-P activities was one billion naira and not N2.2 billion as reported in some dailies.

Kolade explained that N220 million was spent on secretarial activities this year out of the one billion naira allocated to the committee.

The chairman noted that funds allocated to the committee for project execution was N180 billion, representing 42 per cent of the partial subsidy removal.

He said that the remaining 54 per cent goes to the state and Local Governments, stressing that the Federal Government had predetermined the projects to be executed by the committee before its inauguration.

"At inauguration, all that will happen this year has been predetermined and the members lack the power to choose projects," he said.

He, however, assured that the committee's major agenda was to make life better for ordinary Nigerians. 

Prof. Kunle Ade-Wahab, a member of the committee, said that the committee had carried some interventions in roads, transportation and youth empowerment.


Ade-Wahab said that the committee had also invested in the health care sector through the mother and child initiative to reduce mortality rate.

Tags politics
NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Kareem Taofiq
This is unfear

It was confirmed that, after the most peaceful rally recorded by JOBA campaign team some members of team JOBA and APC were attacked. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
My Letter to the Cabal: Game Up

It is time for you to give up. It is time for you to abandon ship. Dear unscrupulous cabal, enough has surely been enough. Read more...

Submitted by
Idiake Destiny718
The media and how it moulds the w...

Television, radio, movies, the Internet and print extend their influence upon our culture, our behavior and our brains! What is behind the powerful force of modern media? Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Jonathan’s 6-week war blunder and...

Jonathan's comments about Boko Haram have led some to believe that the terrorism activities have simply been paused not stopped. Read more...

Submitted by
Samson Eruvwavwe
Delta State entrepreneurship maki...

Members of 3-week Entrepreneurship/Interlocking Making Training (E.I.M.T) by the Forum of Delta State Local Government Transition Committee Chairmen have called for a protest. Read more...

Submitted by
Martin Beck Nworah
Touch no man's candle

Let posterity decide who gave in the very best and who sacrificed the most to see that our world becomes a better place to live in. Read more...