N2.67billion Payment for School Feeding during COVID-19 Lockdown Ends Up in Personal Accounts – ICPC

ICPC, Bolaji-Owasanoye

Nigeria’s Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Monday disclosed that it uncovered the sum of N2.67billion payment made to some federal colleges for school feeding during COVID-19 lockdown which ended up in personal accounts.

The chairman of ICPC, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, made the disclosure in his keynote address at the Commission’s 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.

He said, “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 finding.”

Owasanoye said in the education sector, 78 Ministries, Departments, and Agencies were reviewed and common cases of misuse of funds were uncovered.

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