[wysija_form id=”1″]March 10, 2015 – President Goodluck Jonathan today sacked Chairman Subsidy Reinvestment Empowerment Programme(SURE-P), Gen. Martin Luther Agwai(rtd).
He was sacked few days after he delivered a lecture to mark 78th birthday of the former Head of State, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. He was promoted general when Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was Head of State and later became his Chief of Army Staff.
In his place, Mr. Ishaya Dare Akau has been appointed.
In a statement, Special Adviser to the President on Media, Dr. Ruben Abati said Agwai’s removal was in line with continuous effort to re-energize and reposition the agency.
“In furtherance of his efforts to continuously re-energize and reposition agencies of the Federal Government for optimal service delivery, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has appointed Mr. Ishaya Dare Akau as the new Chairman of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P).
“Mr. Akau, whose appointment takes immediate effect, replaces Gen. Martin Luther Agwai (rtd.) who served as Chairman of the SURE-P until today.
“The new SURE-P Chairman hails from Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State and holds Bachelors’ Degrees in the Arts and Law”, he said in the statement.
According to him, Akau comes to the job with years of experience as a high-level administrator in the nation’s public service.
“His record of service includes tenures as Chairman of the Kaduna State Universal Education Board and Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission. President Jonathan thanks the outgoing Chairman of SURE-P, Gen Agwai for his service to the nation and wishes him well in his future endeavours”, he said.