Sadiya Umar-Farouk, the former minister of social development, disaster management, and humanitarian affairs, is scheduled to appear before EFCC agents on Wednesday (today) to answer questions on an alleged N37.1 billion scam.
This comes after the National Social Investment Program Agency’s Halima Shehu was detained by the EFCC on Tuesday for allegedly committing a N37.1 billion fraud in conjunction with Sadiya Umar-Farouk, the former minister.
According to the Janescope, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu gave his approval for Halima Shehu’s suspension on Tuesday.
An anonymous EFCC source provided details about the arrest, stating that Shehu Shehu was charged with fraud related to the purported $37.1 billion scheme while serving as the Ministry’s former National Coordinator of the Conditional Cash Transfer Program, which was overseen by Sadiya Umar-Farouq.
Eight days ago, the Daily Post reported that the EFCC had called contractor James Okwete to appear in court on charges of fraud committed when the minister was in government.