Kogi Earmarks N2bn for SURE–P Projects

The Kogi State Government has earmarked N2 billion for the execution of projects under the Subsidy, Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P).

The state Deputy Governor, Yomi Awoniyi, stated this yesterday shortly after the SURE-P Committee meeting held in Lokoja, the state capital. Awoniyi said the projects would provide jobs youths.

He said that the Youth Advancement Programme, which is a component of the SURE-P, had so far employed 4,000 people across the state.

He said N651 million had been released to the 21 local government areas of the state for the execution of projects. The deputy governor, who spoke through the committee’s spokesman, Mr. Ali Atabor, told journalists that the committee would soon begin an inspection of the 327 projects across the 21 local governments.

He said: “The inspection to the projects by the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee of the State SURE-P is to ensure the judicious use of the 70 per cent of the funds already released to the councils.”

The committee added that Governor Idris Wada had approved the renovation of some tertiary institutions as well as rehabilitation of general hospitals in the state.