The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investment Programme, Mrs Maryam Uwais, on Tuesday, alleged that funds for the Federal Government Home Grown School Feeding Programme were being diverted in Benue State.
According to her, the number of beneficiaries of the school feeding programme in Benue State is inflated.
Uwais spoke with journalists shortly after meeting with Governor Samuel Ortom, whom she paid a courtesy visit to at the Government House in Makurdi.
She lamented that the Federal Government Social Investment Programmes, particular the home-grown school feeding programme, were almost becoming unsuccessful in Benue State.
She noted that Benue was one of the prime states for the Federal Government Social Investment Programme.
Uwais said Ortom’s decision to reposition the Benue State office of the programme was a step in the right direction.
“We also have over 900,000 cooks in Benue, but we are trying to reorganise it because we have found a lot of anomalies, in terms of the number of pupils and the number of cooks,” she said