Over 30,000 job seekers have applied to benefit from the Subsidy Reinvestment Programme (SURE-P) Community Services, Youths and Women Employment Scheme in Ekiti State, Chairman of the State Implimentation Committee (SIC), Rt. Hon. Femi Akinyemi has said.
In a release issued today, Akinyemi said the first 3,000 to be recruited from the applicants will be made public before the end of this month, adding that: “...they will receive their first salary in February.”
Akinyemi debunked insinuation that forms were only given to members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, saying: “...we distributed the forms free to beneficiaries in palaces of traditional rulers in the State to show that the programme is meant for everyone, irrespective of political affiliation.
“Or would the Obas have allowed their palaces to be used for a programme that is partisan?"
Also, the State Director, National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Dr Abimbola Oni is the Vice Chairman of the Implementation Committee and that should be enough to show that the programme is not for members of any political party.