Sadiya Farouq denies report of N2.67bn college feeding cash present in personal accounts

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Growth, Sadiya Umar Farouq has denied reviews that the N2.67bn college feeding cash was present in personal accounts.

The Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye in collection of tweets by way of it’s official Twitter account had mentioned the company uncovered N2.67bn college feeding programme fund paid into personal accounts.

Based on Owasanoye “We found cost of N2.67bn throughout lockdown when the kids weren’t at school, and a few cash ended up in private accounts.”

He additional revealed that the company has commenced investigations into these findings.

Reacting, Farouq in a press release launched by her particular assistant on media and publicity, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, mentioned the varsity feeding in query is totally different from the homegrown college feeding program which is without doubt one of the humanitarian ministry’s social funding applications (SIP).

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She insisted that the opposite instances of fraud talked about by the ICPC don’t have anything to do along with her ministry.

The minister additionally urged most people to ignore the false reviews being linked to the ministry as it’s not in any approach concerned within the Federal Authorities Faculties Faculty Feeding.

”The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Growth hereby inform the general public that the Federal Authorities Faculties college feeding in query is totally different from the Residence Grown Faculty Feeding which is one in all its Social Funding Programmes.

“The Faculty Feeding beneath scrutiny is feeding of scholars in Federal Authorities Faculties throughout the nation and isn’t beneath the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs which solely oversees Residence Grown Faculty Feeding for youngsters in Primaries 1-Three in choose public faculties throughout the nation.

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“The N2.5 billion which was reportedly misappropriated by a senior civil servant (title withheld) happened in a special ministry and never the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Growth.

“The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Growth calls on The Impartial Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee, ICPC to publish the names of individuals, federal faculties and faculty heads whose names have been discovered to be related to the lacking funds and likewise freeze the accounts the place the mentioned funds have been diverted.

“The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs additionally calls on most people to ignore the false reviews being linked to the ministry as it’s not in any approach concerned within the Federal Authorities Faculties Faculty Feeding,” the assertion mentioned.

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