Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, Refutes Fraud Allegations

In a recent interview with ARISE NEWS, Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, addressed allegations of fraud made by Kalifah Obgara, Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development. Kennedy-Ohanenye firmly denied any involvement in misappropriation of funds and emphasized her commitment to her job.

Kalifah Obgara had previously stated that the minister was petitioned and invited by the committee to explain the alleged financial irregularities within the ministry. However, Kennedy-Ohanenye clarified that she had not seen any petitions against her and questioned the need for public discussions before investigations were completed. She asserted that everyone should be considered innocent until proven guilty and expressed her disappointment in the lack of support among women in such situations.

Regarding the specific allegations, Kennedy-Ohanenye explained that discrepancies found in account records were related to constituency projects, an area she had never been involved in. She maintained her innocence, stating that she would not jeopardize her job or freedom by engaging in fraudulent activities. Her focus remains unwavering: serving the Nigerian people and promoting women’s empowerment.

As the situation unfolds, Kennedy-Ohanenye’s determination to uphold her integrity and concentrate on her responsibilities continues to be at the forefront of her response to these allegations. Stay tuned for further developments in this ongoing story.

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