Benue State Social Investments Programme Office; Press Release
The Benue State Social Investments Programme Office wishes to completely dissociate itself from the activities of some unscrupulous and morally deficient fraudsters who have been going about parading themselves as agents of the Home Grown School Feeding Programme and some influential members of society to extort monies ranging from Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000) to Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000) from unsuspecting members of the public who have shown desperation to be cooks under the Benue State Home Grown School Feeding Programme.
A particular case in point is one Jennifer Ogwo Idikwu who has duped over One Thousand, Five Hundred (1,500) persons in Obi Local Government Area collecting at least Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000) from her innocent victims with assurances of enlisting them as cooks. We strongly condemn this unpatriotic and criminal act and wish to inform the public that with the support of the Chairman of Obi Local Government Council, Hon. Peter Onche, the Police Command in Obi Local Government Area has already apprehended Jennifer Ogwo Idikwu and all her accomplices.
The public is further assured that that the Social Investments Programme Office is working with the office of the Attorney General of the State to arrest and prosecute perpetrators of this atrocious and nefarious act across the state.
We wish to further notify the public that forms for the Home Grown School Feeding Programme and other programmes under this office are completely free of charge. It must also be stated in clear and concrete terms that there is no replacement or supplementary recruitment currently ongoing as been erroneously postulated by the fraudsters like Jennifer Ogwo Idikwu.
Further to this, we wish to encourage members of the public to take advantage of the whistle blowing policy of government to report any act of misconduct to the appropriate law enforcement authorities, the State Social Investments Programme office located at Atom Kpera Lodge, Lobi Quarters, Makurdi or the offices of the Home Grown School Feeding Programme in the Twenty Three Local Government Areas of the state.