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Alleged Corruption: Reps, Women Affairs Minister Engaged In Heated Debate

by Silverbird News24

The House of Representatives Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development has engaged the Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy on the non-payment of N1.5 billion to contractors despite fund release.

The committee was investigating the alleged diversion of funds meant for contractor payments, following a petition from contractors.

Chairperson of the Committee, Kafilat Ogbara who explained that the investigating hearing was aimed at uncovering the truth and not witch-hunt anyone , questioned the minister about unrelated expenditures, including N45 million for a New Year party, N20 million for sanitary pads, and N1.5 million for vehicle fuel.

They also sought clarification on funds appropriated for the African First Lady’s mission and the whereabouts of the N1.5 billion meant for contractor payments.

However, the minister denied the allegations of misappropriation, overspending, and non-payment to contractors.

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