SERAP petitions EFCC over missing Chibok funds

Image result for Chibok: SERAP petitions EFCC over alleged diversion of fundsHuman rights organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over the alleged diversion of the 500 million naira safe school fund budgeted for the rebuilding of the government girls school in Chibok, Borno State.

SERAP’s senior staff attorney, Timothy Adewale in a statement released on Wednesday urged the anti-graft agency to invite and question all those involved with a view to naming and shaming them.

It said the alleged diversion was a breach of Nigeria’s commitment to global Safe School Declaration which violates the right of Chibok girls to education.

The fund was inaugurated by former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, following the abduction of more than 200 female students by Boko Haram insurgents from the school in 2014.

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