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My ministry is not linked to it ? Sadiya Umar Farouq makes clarification on N2.67bn school feeding money which was found in a private account


Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Umar Farouq has made a clarification on the N2.67bn school feeding money which was found in a private account. 

Recall LIB reported earlier that Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye disclosed this while delivering a keynote speech at the second National Summit on Diminishing Corruption with the theme: “Together Against Corruption and therefore the launch of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy” held at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday September 28. 

Sadiya Farouq in a statement released by her special assistant on media and publicity Nneka Ikem Anibeze, said the school feeding in question is different from the home grown school feeding programme which is one among the humanitarian ministry’s social investment programmes (SIP).

The Minister who further insisted that the opposite cases of fraud mentioned by the ICPC don't have anything to do with her ministry, called on the general public to disregard the false reports being linked to the ministry because it isn't in anyway involved within the federal government Colleges School Feeding. 

The statement read; 

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development hereby informs the general public that the federal government Colleges school feeding in question is different from the home Grown School Feeding which is one among its Social Investment Programmes. 

That the varsity Feeding under scrutiny is feeding of scholars in federal government Colleges across the country and isn't under the Federal ministry of Humanitarian Affairs which only oversees Home Grown School Feeding for kids in Primaries 1-3 in select public schools across the country.

That the over N2.5 billion which was reportedly misappropriated by a senior official (name withheld) happened in a different ministry and not the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development calls on The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC to publish the names of persons, federal colleges and faculty heads whose names are found to be related to the missing funds and also freeze the accounts where the said funds were diverted. 

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs therefore calls on the general public to disregard the false reports being linked to the ministry because it isn't in anyway involved within the federal government Colleges School Feeding.

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