Tinubu initiates an investigation into the Ministry led by Betta Edu and pledges to implement necessary measures

Tinubu initiates an investigation into the Ministry led by Betta Edu and pledges to implement necessary measures

Tinubu’s Directive for Probe

President Bola Tinubu has issued a directive for a comprehensive investigation into the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, led by Betta Edu.

Allegations Against Minister Betta Edu

Betta Edu, the Minister in charge, is facing accusations of approving the disbursement of N585,198,500.00 into a personal account.

The controversy centers around a letter purportedly signed by Edu, instructing the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) to transfer the sum to the account of Oniyelu Bridget as a grant for vulnerable groups in four states.

However, the AGF clarified that although her office received the request, no action was taken.

Minister Edu’s Response

In response to the allegations, the 37-year-old Edu, the youngest minister in the President’s cabinet, vehemently denied any involvement in embezzlement.

She expressed concerns about plans to tarnish her image and affirmed her commitment to public trust.

Government’s Commitment to Unravel the Truth

A statement from the Information Minister on January 7 emphasized the government’s determination to uncover the truth.

The President has directed a thorough investigation to ascertain the accuracy and validity of the reported details.

The government pledges to take appropriate action in line with its commitment to public accountability and due process.

Assurance of Transparency in Investigation

The Information Minister urged Nigerians to exercise patience as the investigation unfolds.

The government is focused on ensuring a fair and unbiased process, with a commitment to communicating the findings transparently to the public.

Monitoring Progress and Public Communication

Nigerians will be kept informed about the progress of the investigation.

The government assures that any breaches and infractions identified will be decisively punished, aligning with its dedication to upholding public accountability and due process.

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