School feeding: ICPC clarifies statement on N2.7billion diversion

School feeding: ICPC clarifies statement on N2.7billion diversion

- The ICPC has said there is no truth in the reports that Sadiya Umar Farouq diverted monies to private pocket

- The agency made the clarification in a statement released by its spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua

- ICPC spokesperson said the agency was never referring to the minister of humanitarian affairs

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The ICPC has disclosed that it did not accuse the minister of humanitarian affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, of diverting monies meant for the home-grown school feeding programme.

A spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, Azuka Ogugua, in a statement on Tuesday, September 29, said reports that implied that ICPC accused the minister of finds diversion were erroneous.

School feeding: ICPC clarifies statement on N2.7billion diversion
ICPC faults report that it accused the minister of humanitarian affairs of funds diversion Photo credits: Sadiya Umar Farouq
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Ogugua clarified that the head of the agency, Professor Owasanoye was not referring to the minister of humanitarian affairs when he said some money meant for feeding school children ended up in personal accounts.

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According to the ICPC, Owasanoye was referring to the school feeding of boarding students in federal government colleges, who were all at home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The agency stated that Owasanoye was not making reference to the home-grown school feeding programme being managed by the federal ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development.

Ogugua advised the public to disregard the reports suggesting that ICPC was making reference to the school feeding programme going on in primary schools.

Meanwhile, a non-governmental, non-profit legislative advocacy, information sharing and research organization in Nigeria, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy (CISLAC) has outlined policy responses on how to prevent looting at industrial scale in the country.

Auwal Ibrahim Musa, executive director, CISLAC reeled out the policy responses at a press briefing on Wednesday, September 23 in Abuja.

According to him, the continuous disappearing of Nigerian illicit funds abroad is likely to harm Nigeria in an unprecedented way as the world suffers from global economic depression.

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