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N585m scandal: Oversight of poverty alleviation fund – APC chief to Tinubu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) leader in Osun State, Mr. Olatunbosun Oyintiloe, has called on President Bola Tinubu to closely monitor the disbursement of funds earmarked for various poverty alleviation programmes.

Mr Oyintiloe made the remarks amid the embezzlement scandal involving the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Beta Edu.

According to a report by DAILY POST, Edu was accused of illegally transferring N585,189,000 meant for vulnerable people in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ogun and Lagos states to a personal account.

Following widespread outrage, the minister said the payments were made in accordance with due process.

Mr Oyintiloe, however, said Mr Tinubu’s passion for alleviating poverty among the masses must not be allowed to be cut short by selfish individuals.

NAN reports that the APC chief told journalists in Osogbo on Sunday that all necessary strategies must be put in place to ensure that the various intervention programs launched by the president have a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged Nigerians. said.

“We have a president who is overseeing everything that goes on within the government, and that's why we have absolute confidence in him.

“We must encourage and support the president to closely monitor these intervention programs and prevent diversion.

“Since this fund is aimed at alleviating poverty among the masses, we must take all necessary strategies to ensure that the allocated funds have a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged Nigerians,” he said. said.


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