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Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by GARRI (x7)(m): 12:35am On Dec 31, 2012
This is the opinion of our SENATORS on GEJ's SURE-P Program..

www.vanguardngr.com/2012/11/jonathans-sure-p-is-a-drain-pipe-on-nigerias-economy/

“Jonathan’s SURE-P is a drain pipe on Nigeria’s economy”

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November 28, 2012 | 7:43 pm

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By Henry Umoru & Joseph Erunke
ABUJA- THE National Assembly Wednesday took a swipe at President Goodluck Jonathan’s Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), describing it as a drain pipe on the Nigerian economy, just as it called on the government to scrap it if there were no improvements.

The Lawmakers who expressed their total dismay and lack of confidence on the activities of the Christopher Kolade led Programme, however stressed that the agency was nothing, but a duplication of activities already carried out by existing Ministries, Department and Agencies, MDAs in the country.



The Legislators while also criticising the SURE-P, stressed that SURE-P, saying that it has not helped the youths in the area of employment as the claim of provision jobs for 360,000 youths cannot be justified.

The National Assembly members spoke yesterday at the Joint sitting of both the Senate and the House of Representatives Committees on Petroleum, Down Stream, when the SURE-P Chairman, Christopher Kolade appeared to defend the 2013 budget of the agency.

In its 2013 budget proposal presented to the committee, SURE-P said it expected an inflow of N180 billion to add with its N93.52 billion unspent balance from 2012 budget to carry out its projects in the 2013 fiscal year, adding that N135 billion was realized by the agency up till the end of October, 2012 raking N15 billion monthly, adding that the money has been channelled into construction of abandoned road projects, maternal mortality care.

Dr. Kolade who disclosed that the Programme requires N273.52 billion in its 2013 budget, said that one of the major problems the SURE-P was facing has to do with the fact that it never came up with brand new programmes on its own, adding that the beneficiaries of the mass transit buses are the National Road Transport Operators and some organizations in transport business.

The SURE-P, it will be recalled was established in January, 2012 by President Jonathan after the subsidy from Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) was partially removed

Not satisfied with the performance of the SURE-P, Chairman of the joint Committee, Senator Magnus Abe, PDP, Rivers South-East said, “From the details presented before us here, it is believed that the performance of your 2012 budget was put at only 31 percent. You have to sit up in 2013, else, Nigerians will start losing interest in you.  Our fears is not with your credibility, but the fact that these main roads are the same also awarded by the Federal Ministry of Works during this period.

“One of the problems of the SURE-P intervention attempts is that there projects duplication that we don’t seem to know how payments are paid to these contractors working on these projects.’’

The committee said however that unless the organization provides its full details of 2012 dealings, it would not debate the 2013 budget and therefore directed the chairman, Dr Christopher Kolade to furnish it with the details before it considers the next sitting date to debate on the budget.

According to Senator Abe, “there is no need to discuss anything on the 2013 budget when there are issues unresolved here in the 2012 budget. From the mood of members of this committee, nobody is ready to discuss anything on issue regarding 2013 budget”.

Also in his contribution,a member of the Committee, Senator Danjuma Goje, PDP, Gombe Central who lamented that the projects being executed by the SURE-P had already been carried out by existing Ministries in the country, stressed that with the advent of the SURE-P, it was an indication that the Federal government has lost confidence in existing Ministries.

Goje said, ‘’going by the projects listed,  it is an indirect loss of confidence of ministries; you are just going around distributing money. Government is indirectly saying the ministries do not have the ability to handle projects. Something is wrong somewhere in this set up. N1 billion is allocated on just SURE-P board. SURE-P is another Nigeria way of spending money on overheads.
Corroborating Senator Goje, Member representing Akoko-Edo Federal Constituency, Peter Akpantasi said, “SURE-P is all about identifying existing projects that are having funding deficit, and they set up their own committee that interfaces with ministry officials who are in charge of those projects with a view of agreeing on such projects they will bring their intervention programmes to support.

‘’Then, they will inspect the jobs that the ministries have awarded, look at the certificates of completion and at the end of the day they approve money for their payment.

“In all of these you will see that they are not in any way financing any new projects, they are not initiating any new projects, they only put money into existing projects.

“Our belief is that the road projects, you talk about the most prominent like the east-west road, it is the responsibility of government, it has been there over the years and funds have been appropriated for that. ‘’Why is it that it is the same thing that the ministries have been doing that “SURE-P is putting their money into. Now, what is then the job of the ministries? If the ministries were that efficient, why are we having this backlog of these uncompleted projects?
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by GARRI (x7)(m): 12:54am On Dec 31, 2012
See more details about the SURE-P SCAM in the link below and some excerpts in the next posts...

www.dailyindependentnig.com/2012/12/uncertain-steps-of-sure-p-engagements/
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by GARRI (x7)(m): 1:07am On Dec 31, 2012
Committee member Senator Benedict Ayade, reportedly said; “It is unacceptable to tell us you’ve spent N2.2bn on your secretariat and N75m on tours in just four months without providing the details. We must know places where you travelled to and how many of you embarked on those journeys. We must also know the details of the spending on your secretariat.”

www.dailyindependentnig.com/2012/12/uncertain-steps-of-sure-p-engagements/


See the siphoning??

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Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by GARRI (x7)(m): 1:10am On Dec 31, 2012
An excerpt from the article

Among the knocks that the programme has received from the general public since its establishment, perhaps the latest one was from the National Assembly which has raised more critical questions on how far the project have positively touched the lives of the common people.

The legislators did not only express shock on the alleged profligacy recorded in the last four months but observed that the functions of the organisation were mere duplications of existing government agencies.

Dissatisfied with the role of SURE-P, the lawmakers, penultimate Wednesday faulted the existence of the agency, saying its role is synonymous to that of the MDAs.

It was at the joint sitting of the National Assembly, Down Stream, were Kolade, its Chairman, told the lawmakers that N135 billion was realised by the agency by the end of October, raking N15 billion monthly and that the money was channelled into construction of abandoned road projects and maternal mortality care. He also disclosed on efforts at youth employment.

But the lawmakers had disagreed with the Chairman’s submissions, insisting that what was being done by SURE-P was already being carried out by existing agencies.

Senator Danjuma Goje for instance lamented that the task executed by the SURE-P has already been executed by the existing Ministries in the country, adding that with the advent of the SURE-P it is an indication that the Federal Government has lost confidence in existing ministries.

Goje observed that the agency was more focused on distributing money around as its activities have not positively affected the lives of the ordinary people that are meant to be the primary targets. For him, SURE-P is another way of spending the nation’s money on overheads.

According to Goje; “Going by the projects listed, it is an indirect loss of confidence on the ministries. You are just going around distributing money. Government is indirectly saying the ministries do not have the ability to handle projects. Something is wrong somewhere in this set up. N1 billion is allocated on just SURE-P board. SURE-P is another Nigeria way of spending money on overheads”.

www.dailyindependentnig.com/2012/12/uncertain-steps-of-sure-p-engagements/

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Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by Billyonaire: 11:15am On Dec 31, 2012
The SURE-P budget is not even up to $1B, why are the Legislative nematodes making noise about the programme thats meant for the masses ? Should we rather increase their salaries instead ?
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by Maxymilliano(m): 11:15am On Dec 31, 2012
Are you having a monologue here
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by Hailedin9ja: 11:16am On Dec 31, 2012
Hmmmm Naija?

Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by phoneport(m): 11:17am On Dec 31, 2012
Their days are numbered
And their deaths are surely sealed.
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by cockyjay: 11:17am On Dec 31, 2012
It's a shame!!! Nigerians are doomed. I don't expect any meaningful development till 2015 when GEJ might be kicked out of office.
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by Billyonaire: 11:18am On Dec 31, 2012
phoneport: Their days are numbered
And their deaths are surely sealed.
The people you wish dead, die as heros, and you die as mosquito. Persona-non-grata
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by cockyjay: 11:19am On Dec 31, 2012
Billyonaire: The SURE-P budget is not even up to $1B, why are the Legislative nematodes making noise about the programme thats meant for the masses ? Should we rather increase their salaries instead ?
are the masses feeling the cushioning effect of SURE-P? undecided they should scrap it abeg

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Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by talktimi(m): 11:19am On Dec 31, 2012
Who cares ? Even the federal and state ministeries aren't working.
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by Truckpusher(m): 11:23am On Dec 31, 2012
I'm sure that with this topic GEJ's haters will have a field day....my Happiness is that their voices are never heard beyond NL...Fo0lssss shocked cool cool shocked shocked
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by egift(m): 11:24am On Dec 31, 2012
Whenever Jonathan announces a new committee and programme, if you look well you will discover it is another Plug & Loot avenue.

Have you forgotten is spent an budgeted excess of over 2,000,000,000,000 (2trillion) on Subsidy payment alone in 2011. How much unbudgeted excesses did he spend on other sectors all these years?

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Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by alaoeri: 11:26am On Dec 31, 2012
Have known from the inception that SURE-P is not SURE steeeewpid set of ppl.
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by Gbawe: 11:28am On Dec 31, 2012
When some of us say GEJ is a clueless opportunist not fit to lead a ward within a local government, we are attacked by the childish and mindless supporter of this abject mediocrity stagnating Nigeria in an age where Banana republics are even making progress. Is wasteful and inefficient duplication of processes not one of the abject signs of woeful governance? This is the problem with accidental leaders. They tend to worsen the problem because a trial and error approach is all they have in their arsenal since they were never fit for leadership let alone be prepared for it.


The Lawmakers who expressed their total dismay and lack of confidence on the activities of the Christopher Kolade led Programme, however stressed that the agency was nothing, but a duplication of activities already carried out by existing Ministries, Department and Agencies, MDAs in the country.

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Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by izenco2005: 11:28am On Dec 31, 2012
angry :-XYawn
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by talktimi(m): 11:39am On Dec 31, 2012
egift: Whenever Jonathan announces a new committee and programme, if you look well you will discover it is another Plug & Loot avenue.

Have you forgotten is spent an budgeted excess of over 2,000,000,000,000 (2trillion) on Subsidy payment alone in 2011. How much budgeted excesses did he spend on other sectors all these years?
the budgeted excess of N2 trillion on fuel subsidy came about because fuel subsidy payments weren't supposed to be in the budget in the first place as agreed by the federal, state govts & the NLC/TUC with emphasis on the labour unions who deceive Nigerians by claiming to fight for their right but do something different instead. This agreement to remove petroleum subsidy came as far back as oct/nov 2011 and I was surprised when people came into the streets chanting war songs in anger when indeed the govt announced its planned removal.
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by Billyonaire: 11:41am On Dec 31, 2012
SURE-P stays. All y'all can do is go to hell and burn to ashes. We do not give a damn! Its hawa money.
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by dilbert100: 11:42am On Dec 31, 2012
undecided
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by ziccoit: 11:43am On Dec 31, 2012
Last month, November 2012, a program was organized by PDP for youths in my senatorial district. They were gathered to attend a computer training program that supposed to go for 3 months after which each participant would be setup with computer systems and capital so that they can be selfreliance. The program was said to be part of SURE-P.

Alas, this was only took through a period of 1wk instead of 3months. They were asked to write an exam at the end of the week. Computer systems and money were nowhere to be found. Somebody I know who went for the program said that the program was only used to promote PDP as interjections of PDP POWER rented the air now and then.

This government apart from nonperforming, being silly and deceitful, is full of lies.
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by carzola(m): 11:44am On Dec 31, 2012
shebi.. sure p na dat guy wey sing carolina wit davido..

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Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by aurenflani: 12:17pm On Dec 31, 2012
Billyonaire: SURE-P stays. All y'all can do is go to hell and burn to ashes. We do not give a damn! Its hawa money.

No wonder I met lots of your ND boys in Abuja with nothing to show for all the claims about moneys they claim or business opportunity the purportedly hold and yet depend o us the hausa for cash to run here and there. carry go "our money". SLAVES.
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by GARRI (x7)(m): 12:20pm On Dec 31, 2012
Billyonaire: The SURE-P budget is not even up to $1B, why are the Legislative nematodes making noise about the programme thats meant for the masses ? Should we rather increase their salaries instead ?

Sir, it will ßξ better if you SHUT UP when you run out of sensible things to say.

Thanks

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Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by GARRI (x7)(m): 12:23pm On Dec 31, 2012
Billyonaire: SURE-P stays. All y'all can do is go to hell and burn to ashes. We do not give a damn! Its hawa money.

Another m0ronic post.... undecided

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Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by GARRI (x7)(m): 12:26pm On Dec 31, 2012
Truckpusher: I'm sure that with this topic GEJ's haters will have a field day....my Happiness is that their voices are never heard beyond NL...Fo0lssss shocked cool cool shocked shocked

So why are there so many Jonathanians here ??

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Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by taharqa: 12:38pm On Dec 31, 2012
I laugh @OP. He does not undastad a thing about d SURE-P programme. This is d 2nd thread he is opening tday on a programme he has very little clue about. He was burnt very badly on d 1st thread, and then opend anoda thread which has bn brought to FP by d yeye MOD we hv here....VANITY
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by 222Martins(m): 12:41pm On Dec 31, 2012
Billyonaire: SURE-P stays. All y'all can do is go to hell and burn to ashes. We do not give a damn! Its hawa money.
Lol, you never cease to amaze me.
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by A-ZeD(m): 12:50pm On Dec 31, 2012
taharqa: I laugh @OP. He does not undastad a thing about d SURE-P programme. This is d 2nd thread he is opening tday on a programme he has very little clue about. He was burnt very badly on d 1st thread, and then opend anoda thread which has bn brought to FP by d yeye MOD we hv here....VANITY
What is the essence of Sure-P? The Government should be trying to reduce overhead not increase it.
Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by GARRI (x7)(m): 1:06pm On Dec 31, 2012
taharqa: I laugh @OP. He does not undastad a thing about d SURE-P programme. This is d 2nd thread he is opening tday on a programme he has very little clue about. He was burnt very badly on d 1st thread, and then opend anoda thread which has bn brought to FP by d yeye MOD we hv here....VANITY

My 1st thread served its purpose which was to publicise the LYING Nature of the GEJ-Led Federal Govt.

In the 1st thread, ACN's press release was the source. This time around I'm showing you what YOUR PDP SENATORS said about GEJ's SURE-P...

Prove them wrong or GET LOST!!

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Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by bobolic: 1:35pm On Dec 31, 2012
I cannot believe what I am reading. So Kolade and his organization did not see anything to spend the money on and so ended up keeping 93 billoin naira ? Is he the modern day Silas Marner. Does he not understand that when we have good roads, steady electricity, water supply and security,the private sector will resurrect and provide jobs? Giving our young men keke. sewing machines,chinese motorcycles,etc is not the correct wayb to tackle unemployment

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Re: Jonathan's SURE-P Is A Drain Pipe On Nigeria's Economy by taharqa: 1:45pm On Dec 31, 2012
GARRI (x7):


My 1st thread served its purpose which was to publicise the LYING Nature of the GEJ-Led Federal Govt.

In the 1st thread, ACN's press release was the source. This time around I'm showing you what YOUR PDP SENATORS said about GEJ's SURE-P...

Prove them wrong or GET LOST!!
Yea! And dat was why you ran away from dat thread abi? From yr own thread.it servd its purpose in deed... Go back to d thread and lets continue where we stoppd

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