Senate Suspects Large Scale Fraud In Scholarship Board
Nigeria's upper legislative chamber can smell something fishy.
The Red-chair lawmakers suspect foul play within the Federal Scholarship Board.
Suspected fraudulent activities were discovered by the Senate on Monday when the management of the board came to defend its 2018 budget.
At the meeting, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Tetfund, Senator Jibrin Barau, said the committee would investigate grey areas seeking clarity.
Senator Barau, who was unhappy with the presentation of the Director of the board, Fatima Ahmad, alleged that some staff are manipulating the system in the guise of scholarships for students abroad to steal from tax payers.
“I assure you that we are going to investigate your activities to fish out those behind scholarships fraud.
"It is obvious to all of us that there is massive fraud in millions of Naira going on there and we are not going to relent until we unravel those behind the act,” he said.
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