The Senate has incited President Muhammadu Buhari to scrutinize Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan regarding the management and financial deployment of the funds he set aside for the Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P).
It should be noted that Buhari had earlier, through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation commanded the presidential committee and workers of SURE-P to wind up and present a detailed report of its activities since inception to date.
According to Vanguard reports, the Senate facilitated the investigation of SURE-P funds sequel to a debate on the implementation of the NGN 5000 payment to unemployed youths and aged people in Nigeria. While this motion was backed by the senators from the opposition party; The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), the ruling party Senators went against the implementation of the payment.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki intervened on the matter and after his intervention, Senator Babajide Omoworare moved the motion that President Buhari should investigate the SURE-P and that former President Jonathan should account for every kobo spent on the project.
Senator Omoworare said, “I want to move that the immediate past government be made to account for every penny spent on SURE-P and other poverty alleviation programmes, and I so move, Mr. President.”
His motion was backed by many APC senators.