President reveals Tinubu Minister Beta Edu’s N585m scandal, reveals next course of action

N585m scandal: 4 things to know about Tinubu’s allegations against Minister Beta Edu


In the past 48 hours, the media has been flooded with reports regarding the alleged corruption of N585 million by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Beta Edu.

The problem for Edu is that a memo dated December 20, 2023, to the Federation's Treasurer, requesting the disbursement of N585 million to private accounts in subsidies for vulnerable groups has been leaked online. It started from.

DAILY POST highlights four things Nigerians should know about the scandal.

Edu did not deny payment of 585 million naira to his personal account

Minister Beta Edu confirmed that she had approved the payment of NOK 585 million to a personal account owned by an individual named Oniel Bridget Mojisola.

The defense minister maintained that the payments were made in accordance with due process.

According to her, she currently serves as a project treasurer for grants to vulnerable groups.

However, the Minister's action violates Section 713 of Chapter VII of the Federal Financial Regulations 2009, which states that “Personal funds shall under no circumstances be paid into a government bank account. Nor shall any public funds be disbursed into private bank accounts.” account'.

AGF, Edu payment is negligent

The Treasurer-General of the federation, Oluwatosin Madein, condemned Edu for disbursing N585 million into his personal account.

Madein said in a statement Saturday that his agency did not honor Edu's request for payment.

It said the minister's actions violated financial regulations.

Tinubu orders investigation and investigation.

On Sunday, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu ordered an investigation into the allegations and vowed to punish those found guilty.

Sepapu, Falana, Kperogi and Adeyanju demand Edu’s dismissal

Anger and outrage among Nigerians called for persecution and the dismissal of Beta Edu.

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has threatened to sue President Bola Ahmed Tinubu if he does not investigate the alleged payment of $585,189,500 by Edu to his personal account.

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana on Sunday called on the minister to resign and stop insulting the decency of Nigerians.

“As the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs reconciles everyone’s personal bank accounts, the said amount of N585.18 million will be disbursed to vulnerable people in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Lagos and Ogun states. “There is no legal justification for criminal diversion of vulnerable people,” he said in a statement.

Farouk Kperogi, a Nigerian-American professor and renowned author, also called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to remove Edu over the alleged $585,198,500 corruption scandal.

Human rights activist Deji Adeyanju said acts like Edu's were the reason why the military had dismantled Nigeria's democracy.

As a result, he called for Mr. Edu's immediate dismissal.

Source: dailypost.ng

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