Minister of Education Adamu Adamu has distanced himself and the ministry from the N2.67 billion fraud alleged by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
The ICPC had said it discovered that the money meant for the feeding of students in federal colleges during the coronavirus-induced lockdown was found in private bank accounts.
When asked for comments, Adamu told TheCable his ministry does not deal with such matters.
But Federal Government colleges (unity schools) are under the ministry of education.
“I think you should try to verify this by asking ICPC to give you the evidence, or by asking the Office of the Vice President that was handling school feeding before, or by asking the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development,” he said.
“The Federal Ministry of Education doesn’t handle the issue.”
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Farouq had earlier denied links to the alleged fraud.
She said her ministry is responsible for the feeding of pupils in primaries one to three in select public schools across the country under the home grown school feeding programme, not the feeding of college students.