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Exclusive Reports: South-East Residents Want Buhari To Probe Sure-P, Ecological Funds, Others

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu – Concerned citizens of South-East states Nigeria have called on the incoming administration, under president-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) to probe how the Subsidy Reinvestment Programmed, SURE-P funds were utilised by governors in the zone in the last four years.

Speaking with African Examiner in an exclusive interview in Enugu Monday, a civil servant from Abia state, who craved anonymity, said the probe is necessary because of the way the People’s Democratic Party, PDP governors in the zone mismanaged the funds with impunity.

He stated that apart from the SURE-P funds, the Buhari led government should also ask questions on how ecological funds were used by governors of Anambra, Imo, Ebonyi, Abia and Enugu states.

Also commenting on the issue, Mr. Pascal Okeke, from Anambra state, regretted that most of the governors in the region used the intervention funds in settling their cronies and political associates to the detriment of tax payers in their respective states.

His words: “I want to plead that the All Progressive Congress (APC), led administration, should not hesitate to set up a committee that will probe the handlers of all the intervention funds from the federal government to states.”

Mrs. Edith Agu, a school teacher, from Abia state added that “after the probe, all those found culpable should be made to face the music, so as to serve as a deterrent to other public officers entrusted with such funds in future.”

“We only hear of SURE-P and ecological funds, in the pages of the newspapers, the impact is not felt anywhere in the south east.


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