Following the global public outcry over the misappropriation of about $3.8 million Global Fund grants to Nigeria, the federal government monday set up a committee to thoroughly investigate the alleged stealing of the funds by government officials.
In a report by Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Geneva-based organisation said there were discrepancies in the audit report submitted by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA).
The indictment came barely two years after accusations by Global Vaccine Alliance Initiatives (GAVI) of Nigeria’s shady handling of about $8.2 million.
The current Global Fund indictment indicated that between 2010 and 2014, the Nigerian government misappropriated the sum of $3.8 million earmarked for technological-based platforms and other logistics for interventions in HIV/AIDS programmes in the country. Read more