In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 29th, September, 2020

Humanitarian Affairs Minister Breaks Silence After Being Accused Of Diverting N2.7bn Meant For Faculty Feeding Programme

Humanitarian Affairs Minister Breaks Silence After Being Accused Of Diverting N2.7bn Meant For School Feeding Programme

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Growth, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq

 

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Growth, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq has reacted to studies that N2.72b meant for varsity feeding through the lockdown was diverted to personal accounts.

 

The Minister has denied such ever occurred. She challenged ICPC to publish names of individuals whose names have been related to such lacking funds.

 

Recall that the report was made public throughout a presentation by the Chairman of Impartial Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye on the 2nd Nationwide Summit on Diminishing Corruption and was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

 

The report states thus “preliminary investigation had indicated that a part of the N2.67billion was diverted to personal accounts. It additionally revealed that over N2.5 billion was misappropriated by a senior civil servant (identify withheld) within the ministry of agriculture and now deceased, for himself and cronies.”

 

In a press release signed and launched by the Particular Assistant to the minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Growth on media, Nneka Ikem Anizebe on Monday, it reads: “The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Growth hereby informs the general public that the Federal Authorities Schools faculty feeding in query is completely different from the House Grown Faculty Feeding which is one among its Social Funding Programmes.”

“That the Faculty Feeding beneath scrutiny is feeding of scholars in Federal Authorities Schools throughout the nation and isn’t beneath the ministry which solely oversees House Grown Faculty Feeding for kids in Primaries 1-Three in choose public faculties throughout the nation.”

 

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“That the Ministry or the Minister doesn’t even deal with or disburse funds for @NHGSFP.”

“That cash for funding the Programme neither passes via the Minister nor the ministry.”

“That the over N2.5 billion which was reportedly misappropriated by a senior civil servant (identify withheld) came about in a distinct ministry and never the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Growth.”

“That the ICPC recovered N16 billion value of property from the stated ministry which was paid into a person account for non-official functions and never the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Growth.

“The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs , Catastrophe Administration and Social Growth describes these casting aspersions on Minister Sadiya Umar Farouq as malicious and unfair and calls on the Impartial Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee (ICPC) to publish the names of individuals, federal schools and faculty heads whose names have been discovered to be related to the lacking funds and in addition freeze the accounts the place the stated funds have been diverted.”

“The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, subsequently, calls on most people to ignore the false studies being linked to the ministry as it isn’t in anyway concerned n the Federal Authorities Schools Faculty Feeding.”

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