The Senate has mandated the Committees on Education (Basic and Secondary) and Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to investigate the utilization of over $20 million (USD) funding proposed and budgeted for the initiative over the years.
The probe would cover monies donated by foreign governments and agencies to the initiative.
On Tuesday, the upper chamber considered a motion on the “Urgent need for the Restoration and Revalidation of the Safe School Initiative in Nigeria.”
The sponsor, Senator Stephen Adi Odey (PDP – Cross River North) recalled that the initiative was launched in 2014 to promote safety of students, teachers, and school facilities in 2014.
He decried the kidnap of Chibok and Dapchi School girls in Borno and Yobe States, Kankara School Boys in Katsina State and…