Jonathan Urges NASS To Expedite Action On 2014 Appropriation Bill

The Federal Government has appealed to members of the National Assembly to expedite action on the 2014 Appropriation Bill currently before them to ensure that the administration delivers dividends of democracy to the people.

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Emeka Wogu,who represented President Goodluck Jonathan made the appeal  during a  forum of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He reiterated President Jonathan’s determination to continue to impact positively on the infrastructural needs of the country and that the SURE-P had since its inception in 2012 become a critical unit of his administration’s transformation agenda.

He said over 190,000 youths have so far been employed under various categories of SURE-P alongside massive intervention in railway, road construction and health among others.

The acting chairman of SURE-P, Gen. Martin-Luther Agwai (Rtd), agreed that there were obvious challenges in the implementation of its programmes.

Agwai explained that the forum was therefore meant to review past operations to assist the programme to fulfil its mandate.