The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Ibrahim Magu, has raised alarm over the alleged corruption in the National Social Investment Programme and Anchor Borrower’s Programme which Vice President Yemi Osinbajo superintends.
Speaking at the 15th Anti-Corruption Situation Room organised by the Human and Environmental Development Agenda in Kaduna on Tuesday September 24, Magu who was represented by the anti-graft agency spokesperson Wilson Uwajuren, said they are working to make sure they don’t create more crisis as corruption has crept into the programme.
Magu, represented by spokesman for the anti-corruption agency, Wilson Uwujaren, at the event, said, “The crisis in Nigeria today boils down to corruption. The EFCC is doing everything possible to ensure that stolen resources are recovered and returned. Civil society organisations need to play more active role, especially in the National Social Investment Programme.
“Corruption has crept into the implementation of the programme. We want to ensure that we don’t create more crisis from a crisis situation. In the Anchor Borrower’s Programme, there are people who are bagging sand instead of fertiliser.”
The N-SIP programme which is funded by the Central Bank of Nigeria was created in 2016 to ensure primary school pupils are fed, create jobs for 500,000 jobseekers, carry out conditional cash transfer for traders and the poor and enterprise promotion.