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President Jonathan Appoints Ishaya Akau New SURE-P Chairman



Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday appointed Ishaya Akau as the new Chairman of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P). Akau, whose appointment takes immediate effect, replaces  Martin Luther Agwai, who served as Chairman of SURE-P until  Tuesday.

A statement issued by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President in Abuja, stated that the appointment was in furtherance of the President’s efforts to continuously re-energise and reposition Federal Government agencies for optimal service delivery. The statement added that the new SURE-P chairman hailed from Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, with a Bachelors’ degrees in the arts and law.

It noted that “Akau comes to the job with years of experience as a high-level administrator in the nation’s public service. It stated that the new SURE-P boss was the Chairman of the Kaduna State Universal Education Board and Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission.

It also revealed that President Jonathan thanked the outgoing Chairman of SURE-P, Agwai, for his service to the nation and wished him well in his future endeavours.

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  1. Tunde philips

    March 12, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Thats a nice development, carry on sir.

  2. akpoguma david

    March 12, 2015 at 4:17 pm


  3. uzo okoro

    March 12, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    let sure-p continue

  4. kemi emmanuel

    March 12, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    this is a welcome development ride on Mr President

  5. ubong ekanem

    March 12, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    all we are saying PGEJ is good for nigeria

  6. emmanuel bassey

    March 12, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    let transformation continue

  7. sandra edafe

    March 12, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    A friend of an ememy is an enemy.

  8. ugochukwu onuoha

    March 12, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    nice one GEJ

  9. felicia nwogbo

    March 12, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    perfect decision sir!

  10. sandra edafe

    March 12, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Martin Luther Agwai’s exit is good riddance to bad rubbish

  11. 0kirika lazarus

    March 24, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Go on and do a good work sir

  12. Godwin Okon Ben

    June 18, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    President Buhari should carry sure p along

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