ICPC Uncovered N2.67B School Feeding Money Diverted Into Personal Account During Lockdown

Published On: September 28, 2020, 7:45 pm (1 month ago)
Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, on Monday, said that it uncovered the sum of N2.67 billion payment made to some federal colleges for school feeding during the lockdown in personal accounts.

The ICPC said that the money diverted into personal accounts was paid when children were not in school.

Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, disclosed this in his keynote address at the 2nd National Summit on Diminishing Corruption with the theme: “Together Against Corruption and Launch of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy,” at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Prof. Owasanoye said N2.5 billion appropriated by a senior civil servant (now deceased) in the Ministry of Agric for himself and cronies, was also discovered.

The anti-graft agency listed other assets recovered in the Agric ministry to include 18 buildings, 12 business premises, and 25 plots of land.

He said under the Open Treasury Portal review carried out between January to August 15, 2020, out of 268 Ministries, Departments and Agendas (MDAs) 72 of them had cumulative infractions of N90 million.

He said while 33 MDAs tendered explanations that N4.1 billion was transferred to sub-TSA, N4.2 billion paid to individuals had no satisfactory explanations.

According to Owasanoye, “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 N2.67 billion during lockdown when the children are not in school, and some of the money ended up in personal accounts. We have commenced investigations into these findings.”

The ICPC boss also said under its 2020 constituency and executive projects tracking initiative, 722 projects with a threshold of N100 million (490 ZiP and 232 executives) were tracked across 16 states.

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-- kellyonly Online (m) at 29-09-2020 07:06 AM
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The amount is more than that, Everyone in gvmnt knew about the missing money including Buhari they are just pretending. When citizen was shouting for them not to commence on the school feediny because student were all at home during the lockdown but they never listen because they have plan to embezle the money, useless leaders
-- Noah147 Online (m) at 29-09-2020 07:24 AM
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This country got to be one of the most wicked and heartless country in the world. the people just don't give a phyuk about other people, how can you sit back and watch millions of kids dying and hungry. sickening.
-- kacylee Online (f) at 29-09-2020 08:00 AM
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not surprised at all... when them don dey say they fed school children during lockdown... u suppose know say na scam

-- dopygenius Online (m) at 29-09-2020 11:07 AM
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All POLITHIEFCIANS CONGRESS (APC)This is the worst party ever to happen in the history of Nigeria,only fools will keep voting for them,This is the only party in Nigeria that cared less about the affairs of the masses,the looting that has occurred in Buhari rigime,if sumed all together,it will be enough to end Boko Haram insurgency,it will be enough to construct more refineries in Nigeria,it will be enough for 24 hours power supply,it will be enough to empower the youths and thousands of unemployed graduates out there and eradicate poverty to the minimum and more.....What a failed and Shameless bastards