N2.67bn school feeding funds discovered in private accounts, says ICPC during summit
Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, the chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC says N2.67bn school feeding funds discovered in private accounts.
He also said that the commission also found over N2.5bn diverted by a deceased worker with the ministry of agriculture, and that 18 buildings, 12 business premises and 25 plots of land, were also recovered in the ministry.
The chairman stated, “We observed that transfers to sub-TSA were to prevent disbursement from being monitored. Nevertheless, we discovered payments to some federal colleges for school feeding in the sum of N2.67bn during lockdown when the children are not in school, and some of the money ended up in personal accounts.”
He disclosed this in Abuja on Monday at the second National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in the Public Sector, which was themed ‘Together against corruption’.
The summit also included the launch of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy.
The ICPC chairman also said in his speech that under its 2020 constituency and executive projects tracking initiative, 722 projects with an estimated budget of N100m (490 ZIP and 232 executive) were tracked across 16 states of the country.
The president, Mohammadu Buhari also spoke at the 2nd summit of the ICPC and the inauguration of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy to mark the commission’s 20th and Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversaries.
The president said his regime would not relent in its efforts to eradicate corruption in the country.
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