SERAP urges Buhari to probe missing N3.8bn Education Boards funds

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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami to work with appropriate anti-corruption agencies to probe allegations of corruption in the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEB) between 2004 and 2020.

The allegations includes a missing N3.8bn documented in the 2017 Annual Report by the Auditor-General of the Federation.

 

The organization also urged him to direct Malami and the anticorruption agencies to make public the outcome of any investigation, and to prosecute suspected perpetrators if there is relevant admissible evidence, as well as fully recover any missing public funds.

 

In the open letter signed by its deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare, SERAP said the allegations of corruption in UBEC and SUBEBs violate the right to education of millions of Nigerian children who continue to face unsuitable learning conditions.

 

SERAP said investigating the allegations of corruption and mismanagement in UBEC and SUBEBs, prosecuting suspected perpetrators and recovering any missing public funds would contribute to addressing the education crisis in the country.

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