Monday, September 28, 2020

N2.67bn school feeding funds found in private accounts —ICPC

The Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, said the agency has discovered N2.67 billion meant for the school feeding programme in private accounts.

The agency, he added, also found over N2.5 billion diverted by a deceased worker with the ministry of agriculture, noting that 18 buildings, 12 business premises, and 25 plots of land, were also recovered in the ministry. 

Owasanoye disclosed this in Abuja on Monday, at the second National Summit on diminishing corruption in the public sector, which was organised in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary of the Government of the Federation.

The summit themed, ‘Together against corruption’, also included the launch of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy.

This is coming a few months after many Nigerians, groups and organisations kicked against the introduction of the modified Homegrown School Feeding Programme by the Federal Government during lockdown.

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