The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has said that it has nothing to do with the alleged N2.67bn diverted funds meant for feeding school children during the lockdown.
In a statement issued on Monday night by the Special Assistant on Media to the ministry’s minister, Nneka Anibeze, the ministry said that the statement made by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission on the divertion of funds to private accounts, was misunderstood.
The ministry said in a statement, “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.”