The SURE-P was introduced by the Goodluck Jonathan administration and was mandated to convert saved fuel subsidy money to jobs, roads and other people-oriented programmes. It however became political during the build-up to the 2015 elections. The programme was scrapped by President Muhammadu Buhari in November last year.
“We have frozen the bank accounts of some of the officials while we have started seizing some vehicles from them. Our plan is to seize about 200. Presently, we have seized about 30,” an official of the agency said.
Reports say the probe was in connection with a N3bn fraud allegedly involving the Federal Ministry of Finance and the SURE-P Graduate Internship Scheme.
The money, it was learnt, was meant for the payment of the participants.
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