FG Pays Ekiti 3,000 Sure-P Beneficiaries N90m Stipend

By Leo Ayinka

The Federal Government has paid N90 million to the 3,000 beneficiaries of the Subsidy Re-Investment Programme (SURE-P) Community Services, Youths and Women Employment Scheme in Ekiti State.

Chairman and Coordinator of the State Implementation Committee of the SURE-P in Ekiti State, Rt. Hon. Femi Akinyem, who made this known in a release issued in Ado-Ekiti today, said the N90 million was for the months of October, November and December, 2013.

He urged the beneficiaries to visit their banks, saying; “credit alerts for one month stipend of N10, 000 must have been received by the beneficiaries with the remaining two months expected in the next two days.”

He said the payment was delayed because of administrative issues, adding that; “subsequent payments will be made as at when due.”

Akinyemi said; “President Goodluck Jonathan is a promise keeper, who will never go back on his promises and on this SURE-P programme and that has been further demonstrated with the payment of the outstanding three months entitlements of our beneficiaries.

“In a state like Ekiti, one can begin to imagine the positive effects of N90 million coming into the economy the State.

“Now that N90 million has been paid, Ekiti people can begin to see that those peddling the wicked rumour that the Federal Government no longer have fund to pay the beneficiaries never meant well for the State.

“We promised SURE-P beneficiaries in Ekiti State that they will receive 'Goodluck credit alert' this month and they have started receiving it and I can't but expressed gratitude to President Godluck Jonathan for the SURE-P scheme.”