Appraisal of subsidy reinvestment and empowerment programme on socio-economic development of Edo State, Nigeria
The paper apprised subsidy reinvestment and empowerment programme on socio-economic development of Edo State in the area of maternal child health, roads mass transit, public works and vocational training, community services, women and youth empowerment. Secondary sources of data were used for the study. The study further identified the challenges of Sur-P. Based on the literature reviewed it was concluded that in spite of the numerous policies and programmes initiated by successive Nigerian government especially SURE-P as high and laudable as it seems, their inability to affect the real target, reflects the gap between policy formulation and implementation, more so, poverty kept soaring high. The following recommendations were made: corruption should be tackled in the areas of misappropriation of fund, tribalism and nepotism, and fund meant for any agency or programme should be judiciously used and the accounts of the agency should be audited from time to time to curb misappropriation of funds, among others.
Keywords: maternal child health; roads mass transit; public works and vocational training; community services; and women and youth empowerment