EDUCATION

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has ordered a full-scale investigation into alleged 2.67 billion naira released to the 104 unity colleges during the COVID-19 lockdown for meal subsidies.
The development came on the heels of a report of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, that the sum of N2.67 billion released to the 104 unity colleges during the COVID-19 lockdown for meal subsidies found its way into individual accounts.
A statement from the Federal Ministry of Education, through its Director, Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong, Tuesday, said the minister said his ministry would collaborate with the ICPC on the unity schools’ investigation.
In response to queries issued by the Federal Ministry of Education, the Principals explained that payments on meal subsidies to Unity Colleges on the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System, GIFMIS, platform is designed to accommodate individual officers of those colleges who are officially recognized to receive such payments and disburse same to food vendors.



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