The Minister of Labour, Mr Emeka Wogu, has announced that the Subsidy Re-investment and empowerment Programme, SURE-P, has created an additional 21,000 jobs for women and youths with disabilities in the north-west region.
The Minister who led a delegation to inspect the community services women and youth employment project in Kaduna state applauded the implementation process and swift payment to beneficiaries by the state government.
“The present administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR, is working and putting the masses first in its development plans, in the North-west Geo-political zone a total of 21,000 women, youths and people living with disabilities are benefiting from the Community Services Women and Youths Employment Project” he said.
Speaking further the Minister listed gains of the SURE-P in the North-West geo-political zone to include; the Kano Maiduguri Road dual-carriage way, construction of bridges, the Abuja-Kaduna Railway modernization project, Maternal and Child Health project as well as over 4132km road maintenance project among others.
He commended the implementation process of the Community Services Women and Youth Employment (CSWYE) project in Kaduna state, affirming that “Kaduna state, though not a pilot state has done very well on the implementation process. The speed of submission of time sheets for the payment of stipends to beneficiaries has been commendable, and payment has been made up to June 2013.”
The Governor of Kaduna state, Ramalan Yero urged the federal government to ensure sustainability of the project to reduce violence, hunger and youth restiveness fueling insecurity in the country.