Tinubu orders probe of Betta Edu?s Ministry and vows to take action

Tinubu orders investigation by Ministry of Betta Edu and promises to act

President Bola Tinubu has ordered a full investigation of the Betta Edu-led Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

The Minister was accused of granting approval for the disbursement of N585,198,500.00 to a personal account.

In a letter allegedly signed by the humanitarian minister, Betta reportedly instructed the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Oluwatoyin Madein, to transfer the amount to Oniyelu Bridget's account as subsidy for vulnerable groups in four states. However, Madein explained that although his office received a request from the humanitarian ministry to make certain payments, his office did not follow through on the request.

Edu, 37, the youngest minister in the President's office, later said that there were plans to tarnish his image and stressed that he will never be involved in the embezzlement of public funds.

In a statement released today, January 7, the Minister of Information stated that the government is determined to uncover the truth.

“In light of recent events, the President has ordered that a full and comprehensive investigation be carried out to verify the accuracy and validity of the details reported.

The government is determined to uncover the truth regarding this matter and ensures that appropriate measures will be taken to ensure that any violations and infractions are identified and punished decisively, in line with the Administration's commitment to public accountability and due process.”

The Information Minister said Nigerians would be informed about the progress of the investigation.

“We urge Nigerians to exercise patience as the investigation unfolds. The government is focused on ensuring a fair and impartial process, and findings will be communicated appropriately and transparently to the public,” he said.

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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