Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is reported to have uncovered N2.67bn school feeding programme money lodged in private accounts.
A tweet from the social media handle of the anti-graft agency parroted Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman of the Commission to have said “We discovered payment of N2.67bn during lockdown when the children were not in school, and some money ended up in personal accounts.” This disclosure was made on Monday during the 2nd National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in the Public Sector in Abuja.
The Commission informed as well that investigation has commenced already on the matter. “We have commenced investigations into these findings,” the post revealed.
It would be recalled that in May, Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development had disclosed a novel plan to feed school children notwithstanding the lockdown caused by the corvid 19 pandemic.
During the briefing in one of the sessions of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, Farouq had explained that “the ministry in collaboration with state governors have identified the distribution of take-home rations as a feasible method.
“This is after exploring many options and following consultations with state governors. The plan was adopted with implementation now set to begin.” She assured.
Again she was quoted as saying, “We have made progress on the Home Grown School Feeding Programme and sensitization has begun in the three frontline states of Lagos, Ogun and the FCT.”