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Real reason I resigned from Jonathan’s govt as SURE-P Chairman – Christopher Kolade

Former chairman of the Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme, Christopher Kolade, on Monday, said he resigned his position in 2013 because its operations were becoming tainted with corruption and politics, thereby losing its credibility.

He said some officials of the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan were practising "something that was lower than the transparency", expected of an interventionist agency like SURE-P‎.

He said he met resistance when he raised the issues as he was overruled by some powerful forces within the administration.

He spoke on Channels Television Programme, "Views From The Top" anchored by Modele Sarafa-Yusuf.

Mr. Kolade, 83, quit his position as chairman of SURE-P in November 2013, citing advanced age at the time.

He said having attained 80 years, he wanted to slow on energy-demanding activities.

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