N585.2m Scandal: Ministry of Humanity set up for money laundering - Pastor Giwa

N585.2m Scandal: Ministry of Humanity set up for money laundering – Pastor Giwa

In the wake of the N585.2 million corruption scandal linked to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Beta Edu, the Senior Pastor of the Ministry of Waiting for the Second Coming of Christ, Mr. Adewale Giwa, has said that the agency is trying to paralyze the Nigerian economy. It was said that it was established in .

Giwa described the ministry as a “money laundering tool”.

Former President Muhammadu Buhari created the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation on August 21, 2019.

Its goal is to develop humanitarian policy and provide effective coordination of national and international humanitarian interventions.

Sadiya Umar Farooq, who served as a minister in the former Buhari administration, is suspected of being involved in a N37.1 billion fraud during his tenure.

Mr Edu, however, maintains that the N585.2 million fraud allegations against him are baseless and an attempt by mischief makers to undermine the ministry's efforts to fight corruption.

The minister came under heavy criticism on Friday after a memo surfaced in which he directed the ministry's comptroller-general, Oluwatoyin Madein, to transfer N585.2 million to a personal account owned by Oniel Bridget. Project Accountants, Grants for Vulnerable Groups.

However, Mr Giwa told MPs in Akure on Sunday: “In just the last few months of this administration, we have been reading in the newspapers about certain politicians involved in corruption scandals.

“In any case, we do not expect anything new to happen under this government other than what Nigerians have witnessed in the past.

“Does the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation exist in Nigeria?” I don’t think so.

“There are several ministries that have been set up for the purposes of politicians, including the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.

“Those who serve under the government do not care about the people, but obey and take care of their masters.”

Source: dailypost.ng

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