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The first 3,000 beneficiaries of the Subsidy Re-Investment Programme (SURE-P) Community Services, Youths and Women Employment Scheme in Ekiti State have received their first monthly stipend through e-payment.

Chairman and Coordinator of the State Implementation Committee, Rt. Hon. Femi Akinyemi, who made this known in a release issued today, advised the beneficiaries to check their banks for confirmation of the payment.

The federal government share of the subsidy fund is being used for the SURE-P empowerment programmes like the Community Services, Youths and Women Employment Scheme, Graduate Internship Scheme among others.

Akinyemi, who said each of the 3,000 beneficiaries was paid N10, 000, added that a sum of N30 million was paid to the beneficiaries.

He urged the beneficiaries to reciprocate the good gesture of the President Godluck Jonathan led Federal Government by carrying out the community services like vigilante, clearing of drainages, sewage disposal, filling of pot-holes on township roads, cleaning of markets, palaces, schools and other public places for which they are being paid.

While thanking President Jonathan for the gesture, Akinyemi said; ?N10,000 may appear like pittance to some people, but only those who have experienced being at zero financial level before and were elevated to a level at which they can feed will appreciate this kind gesture from President Jonathan.

?Our youths are therefore grateful to Mr President for this well-thought-out scheme that has put food on the tables of 3,000 of them.

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