Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs denies looting N2.67 billion.
Emerging report reaching dailyexcessive news on Tuesday morning, indicates that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has dissociated itself from reports that N2.67 billion meant for the feeding of school children during the lockdown, was diverted to private accounts.
In a statement issued on Monday night, by the Special Assistant on Media, to the Minister, Nneka Anibeze, the Ministry said that the statement by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, on the said funds, was twisted and misinterpreted.
The statement reads: “The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, hereby informs the public that the Federal Government Colleges School Feeding in question, is different from the Home Grown School Feeding, which is one of its Social Investment Programmes.
“It is not under the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, which only oversees Home Grown School Feeding for children in primaries one to three, in select public schools across the country.
“The Ministry or the Minister, does not even handle or disburse funds for Home Grown School Feeding. The money for funding the programme neither passes through the Minister nor the Ministry.”
It further explained that the over N2.5 billion which was reportedly misappropriated by a Senior Civil Servant, took place in a different Ministry, and not the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
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