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Published On: Tue, Nov 25th, 2014

SURE-P: House c’tee hails Women, Youth Employment project in FCT

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abt_surepBy Stanley Onyekwere

The implementation of Community Service Women and Youth Employment (CSWYE) Project of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment programme (SURE-P) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has received commendation from the House Committee on Rural Development, for transforming lives of vulnerable members of the society.

The commendation was given by a team of monitoring consultants to the House Committee on Rural Development, during a courtesy visit to Chairman of CSWYE project, after their oversight monitoring visit of the projects under CSWYE FCT component of SURE-P in AMAC, Abaji, Bwari, Gwagalada, Kwali and Kuje area councils of the Territory.

According to the Chief Consultant of Absolute Security and Consulting Services, the consultant to the House Committee on Rural Development, Mr. Yomi Charles, his team were impressed with the massive turn out of the beneficiaries at work in all the Six Area Council of the FCT.

The Chief Consultant, who was represented by Samuel Adewoye, also promised to recommend to the House Committee on Rural Development to give a special commendation for the implementation of the CSWYE Project of the SURE-Pin the FCT.

Also, the team specifically commended the State Implementation Committee (SIC), for facilitating a memorable tour of the territory.

Responding, the CSWYE Chairman, Alhaji Yahaya Suleiman, observed that the project, which is of the SURE-P in the FCT under the Federal Ministry of Labour, has regularly and consistently put food on the table of 3000 families in the territory for the past 18 months.

Suleiman, who is also the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in FCT, said despite his tight schedule, he accepted to serve as the Chairman of the FCT project because of his conviction which has been vindicated that it will be beneficial to his peoples as a veritable and guaranteed channels of redistributing wealth directly to those who deserve dividends of democracy at the grassroots.

“The project as a social safety net arose from the partial removal of subsidy on petroleum products in January 2012 when the Federal Government of established the SURE-P.

 “So as to ensure that proceeds accruing are channeled to support palliatives measures targeted at the poor and vulnerable in the society, the Chairman, was quoted in a statement by   Communication Specialist with FCT- CSWYE-SURE-P, Abdulrahman Mohammed, yesterday.

It added that the Chairman revealed that presently, the monthly stipend of #10,000 has been paid to all the 3000 participants in the six area councils up to October 2014 adding that he welcome the oversight monitoring of the project, as it aimed at assessing and enhancing the success recorded and proffering solution to improve the health and human standard of our rural and urban environment.

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