By Segun Odeleye
The Chairman of Subsidy Re- investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), Chief Christopher Kolade, has resigned his appointment.
Kolade’s resignation, according to him, was as a result of financial and performance credibility surrounding the programme.
The presidency has accepted the resignation of the former Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Kolade, who explained his resignation in a monitored programme on AIT, said he had to ask himself if he was really discharging his duties as SURE-P chairman given the many controversies that have beset the programme.
For several months, there have been reports in the media that Kolade was mulling his resignation from the interventionist programme which is widely believed to have failed to deliver on its promises and has recently been enmeshed in political controversies. In April, Kolade had to deny media reports that he had tendered his resignation.
Earlier this year, it emerged that the state coordinators of the program in 11 states were Jonathan-Sambo presidential campaign coordinators in 2011.
Kolade who is a former chairman of Cadbury Plc said that he agreed to chair SURE-P because he saw it as an avenue to serve the people and his profile would give credibility to the programme given the historic mistrust of people towards government projects.