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The School Feeding Programme of the this Administration has actually been faulted by the House of Representatives over exactly how the sum total of N186 billion was squandered by the National Conditional Cash Transfer Office.

The Committee was pissed after discovering that NICTO acquired a credit of $400m from the World Bank, $321m from recouped ‘Abacha loot’ as well as another $400m stated to be balanced from Federal Government equity fund.

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FG’s School Feeding Programme

Mr Oluwole Oke, the Chairman of the Committee, while responding defined the record as unacceptable and shocking and likewise demanded a total audit of the program with instant effect.

The record, however, did not go down well with the board which indicated that several schools, even those in their constituencies, had yet to take advantage of the program.

The House Committee on Public Accounts responded while doubting the National Coordinator of the School Feeding Programme, Mrs Temitope Sinkaye; Coordinating Officer, National Safety Net, Mr Apera Iorwa, on the disbursement of N64 billion out of N186 billion claimed to have actually been spent on feeding pupils public schools.

She claimed N63.2 billion was spent in 2018, N32.2 billion in 2019 as well as N124.4 billion in 2020.

Oke additionally specified that the committee would certainly assess the documents before it and expressed doubts that the National Assembly appropriated the funds.

Sikanye while talking on the papers submitted to the committee mentioned that the feeding program had actually been ongoing ever since 2016 when the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs launched it and has since received the sum of N186bn.

Mr Ifeanyi Momah (Anambra, APGA) as well as Mrs Miriam Onuoha (Imo, APC) especially rejected the report. Momah faulting the claim that 200,000 students from various households had actually benefited from it from Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, where he represents.

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