Fertilizer Scam: Buhari Will Not Probe Former Agric Minister Adesina

  • We won’t probe Growth Enhancement Support (GES) scheme
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh:

We are indeed proud of the work the former minister left behind that is why I said in the beginning that we do not intend to do policy somersault but continue with some of the programmes he left behind.

“He said he made a similar remark when the Senate Committee on Agriculture led by Sen. Abdullahi Adamu visited him at the ministry. He recalled that he suggested the need to verify claims by suppliers, especially the seed sector for the 2015.

“I complained that the bill they gave us appeared too high. “A bill of N10 billion was given to the Federal Government for the supply of seeds to farmers. We needed to verify the supply before payment.

“I was surprised what came out in the media that says; we are probing the GES programme of the former Minister of Agriculture, Dr Adesina.

“I just want to make it clear to us that there is no probe of Adesina`s tenure by the Federal Government and no intention for that for now.

“If there is reason to probe, we would have said that long ago.

“He said when Adesina was in-charge of the ministry he verified bills before payment because some of the figures submitted by the suppliers might be on the high side.

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