Plateau House Queries Non Release Of SURE-P Funds

The Plateau State House of Assembly on Friday expressed worry over the inability of the state government to access funds from the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P.

The member representing Pigana constituency, Gondina Sambo, raised a motion that the state was yet to access funds from the SURE-P since its inception, noting that other states had since received money from the programme.

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He said that the development is worrisome since the funds were needed by the state government in the effort to work out its peace strategies, adding that Plateau State had not gone beyond the level of screening, short-listing and opening of accounts for beneficiaries.

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“Nothing has happened in relation to the programme in Plateau State,” Sambo said.

However, as the matter was debated, another member, ZainabDogo, representing Quanpan South constituency, requested for a special committee of the House to look into the matter.

She said that funds from the programme were needed to douse tension in the southern part of the state by restive youths.

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Following a voice vote, the Speaker, John Dabwan, announced a special committee of the house, headed by the chairman of the House Committee on Finance, Dalyop Mwansat, to look into the matter.

The committee was given until Tuesday to submit its report.

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