The Kaduna State Government on Thursday said that 3,000 youths and women have been employed under the SURE-P scheme. The state Coordinator of the project implementation, Alhaji Shehu Ahmed, told newsmen in Kaduna that the beneficiaries were employed as ad hoc staff for environmental sanitation.
Ahmed made the disclosure after a courtesy visit to Governor Mukhtar Yero, with members of the former Kaduna Local Government chairmen. He said the workers, who would concentrate on environmental sanitation, were expected to commence work in the next two weeks at various localities within the state on a monthly stipend of N10,000.
According to him, the workers will soon be seen in their uniforms, adding that more programmes would be implemented immediately the state 2013 budget was passed by the House of Assembly.
Speaking earlier, the Leader of the former council chairmen from 2004 to 2007, and 2008 to 2011 administrations, Malam Shehu Ahmed, described the group as grassroots politicians drawn from various professions.
He said that the visit was to commiserate with the government and people of the state over the demise of late Gov. Patrick Yakowa, as well as to express their commitment to Yero?s administration.