FG’s School Feeding Programme, A Big Scam -PDP…Exposes Plot to Fritter N13.5 billion…Says Using Children to Steal Is Sacrilegious

May 14, 2020

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May 14, 2020

Press Statement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the school feeding claims by the
Federal Government, even when schools are shut due to Covid-19 pandemic,
is a huge scam and a scheme by corrupt All Progressives Congress (APC)
leaders and some officials in the Buhari Presidency to siphon a targeted
N13.5 billion public funds to finance their wasteful lifestyle.

The party describes the use of innocent school children as cover to
steal and funnel not less than N679 million daily to private purses as
sacrilegious, wicked and completely unpardonable.

While it is clear that the APC-led administration’s school feeding
programme had always been a scam, the claims to feed school children
even when schools are closed is a collosal racketeering taken too far.

This goes to further expose that stealing and corruption are deeply
engrained in the DNA of the APC and its administration.

While the PDP has nothing against any transparent effort to provide
succor to Nigerians, particularly our children, at this critical time,
our party rejects the on-going fraud in which school children, who are
in their respective homes, bearing the brunt of the failures of the APC
administration, are being used as metaphors to divert public funds to a
few corrupt individuals in the Buhari Presidency.

Nigerians are witnesses to how the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs,
Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Umar Farouq, had
always stammered, makes conflicting pronouncements and points to Mr.
President’s speech as a cover each time Nigerians demand for details of
her humongous spending.

The minister had failed to provide details of how she intends to reach
the 9.7 million school children, who are now in their homes in different
locations since the closure of schools, even as officials continue to
muddle up required documentations in a bid to cover their tracks.

Nigerians are invited to note how the minister contradicted herself in
claiming that the food would be shared door-to door and in the same
breath, averred that vouchers would be allocated at specific collection
times to “avoid overcrowding”.

Such contradiction only betrays an unwholesome tendency, as Nigerians
wonder how there would be overcrowding on door-to-door distribution of
food to children who are claimed to have been individually designated in
various locations.

Our party notes that critical stakeholders in the education sector,
including the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and Concerned Parents and
Educators (CPE) had also raised queries over this fraudulent scheme,
which is already going the way of the N500 billion Social Investment
Programme of the Buhari administration which the First Lady, Aisha
Buhari, had earlier exposed as a huge scam.

The PDP is worried that with the constant reference to  President
Buhari’s speech, it is clear that unscrupulous officials are cashing in
on the situation to fleece the nation.

If these officials indeed mean well for the school children, they should
hand over the funds to the ministry of education in the respective
states for appropriate dispensation to properly identified and
documented vulnerable children.

Our party therefore urges President Buhari to take urgent steps to end
the corruption that has pervaded his administration, particularly the
use of innocent Nigerians as cover to steal public funds.


Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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