President Goodluck Jonathan
Muhammad Bello in Abujaâ€¨
Barely a week after the death of the erstwhile Deputy Chairman of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), Major-General Mamman Kontagora (rtd), President Goodluck Jonathan thursday approved the appointment of General Martin Luther Agwai (rtd), as his replacement.
Agwai, an indigene of Kaduna State and a former Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of Army Staff respectively, was described in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, as a “highly-decorated General, who also held other military appointments within and outside the country, including Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone and Force Commander of the African Union Mission in Sudan, has been a member of the SURE-P Committee since its establishment by the Jonathan Administration in February last year.”
The SURE-P committee is charged with the responsibility of managing and reinvesting the federal government’s share of the savings from the partial removal of the subsidy on fuel in programmes and initiatives that will improve the living conditions of ordinary Nigerians.