SURE-P ex-staff write Reps, say N4.9bn em­bez­zled

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ibrahim Kabiru Sule

Nige­ri­ans re­cruited as Fed­eral Task Force of­fi­cers for the pro­tec­tion of Sub­sidy Rein­vest­ment and Em­pow­er­ment Pro­gramme (SURE-P)/Fed­eral Road Main­te­nance Agency (FERMA) projects around the coun­try have pe­ti­tioned the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives over their en­ti­tle­ments.

The ex-staff thronged the Na­tional Assem­bly yesterday and sub­mit­ted their pe­ti­tion to the chair­man of the House ad hoc com­mit­tee on media and public af­fairs, Sani Zoro (APC, Ji­gawa); a copy of which was made avail­able to jour­nal­ists.

They al­leged that a chief­tain of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) amongst other peo­ple had em­bez­zled and ex­torted the tune of N4.947 bil­lion from 51,000 job­less Nige­ri­ans re­cruited un­der the scheme.

The ag­grieved pe­ti­tion­ers stated in the pe­ti­tion let­ter that the PDP chief­tains among whom is a for­mer min­is­ter and a Sen­a­tor, made them to pur­chase the Fed­eral Task Force forms which were sup­posed to be free at the rate N30,000 only to be em­ployed, used and aban­doned.

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