N585m scandal: Fire Betta Edu if you are serious about eradicating corruption – Kperogi tells Tinubu

Farouk Kperogi, a Nigerian-American professor and renowned author, has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to sack the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Beta Edu over the alleged N585,198.5 million corruption scandal. requested.

DAILY POST reported that Edu has come under fire for approving the payment of NOK 585,198 million to the personal account of Brigitte Mojisola Oniel.

However, reacting to the development, Mr. Kperogi in an essay shared through his X handle on Saturday said that if Mr. Tinubu had not immediately sacked Mr. Edu, the president would have lost the morality to fight corruption.

“Unfortunately, some of the crimes committed by our people during the eight-year reign of Muhammadu Buhari are now reoccurring. For example, Sadiya Umar Farooq’s successor, Beta Chimaobim Edu It has now been revealed that he has started using the same theft techniques as his predecessor.

“In a leaked memo to the Treasurer of the Federation on December 20, 2023, Mr. Edu said that over 500 million naira was earmarked for “vulnerable groups in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ogun and Lagos”. He instructed them that they should donate. The money was deposited into the private UBA account of Brigitte Mojisola Oniyele in violation of Nigeria's Public Sector Financial Regulation Act.

“Regulations state that public funds may not be disbursed into a private bank account under any circumstances. Section 713 of the Act states: “An official who disburses public funds into a private bank account shall “The payment will be deemed to have been made with fraudulent intent.”

“This is a critical moment for Tinubu. If he does not immediately fire Edu and bring her to justice, he has already lost the moral high ground to bring Muhammadu Buhari’s corrupt executives to justice.” he said.

Source: dailypost.ng

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