Farouq Disowns 206million in Ministry’s Budget

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The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, has disowned the N206 billion inserted into the ministry’s 2023 budget by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

Farouq, who appeared before the Senate Committee on Special Duties for 2023 budget defence, claimed that the ministry requested funding for some projects of the North East Development Commission, NEDC, and the National Social Safety Net Project in the 2022 budget which was not released.

The minister said the ministry actually made provisions for the projects in the 2022 budget, but which funds were not released to cater for.

Written by: Helen Obih

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