The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has uncovered an N2.67bn fund, meant for feeding federal colleges and secondary school students, paid into private accounts.
“We discovered payments to Federal Colleges, secondary schools for school feeding, amounting to N2.67bn during the lockdown when children were not in school and some of these monies we traced ended up in personal accounts,” the Chairman of the Commission, Bolaji Owasanoye, said during the 2nd National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in the Public Sector in Abuja on Monday.
“We have accosted those who are involved and investigations are ongoing towards who they fed when the children were at home and there was a lockdown.”
We discovered payment of N2.67bn during lockdown when the children were not in school, and some money ended up in personal accounts. We have commenced investigations into these findings.
Giving further updates about the agency’s activities, the ICPC Chairman added that the Commission, based on intelligence, seized over N16bn from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture because the money was moved under suspicious circumstances below the threshold of monitoring by the Accountant- General.
He equally said the ICPC has found payments to agriculture contractors for no job done or overpayments for jobs done and appropriation of projects on private farms of senior civil servants of the Ministry