Tinubu has directed an investigation into the affairs of Betta Edu’s Ministry and has pledged to take decisive action based on the findings.


President Bola Tinubu has initiated a comprehensive investigation into the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, led by Betta Edu. The Minister faces allegations of approving the disbursement of N585,198,500.00 into a personal account.

According to reports, a letter purportedly signed by the humanitarian minister instructed the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Oluwatoyin Madein, to transfer the sum to the account of Oniyelu Bridget as a grant for vulnerable groups in four states. However, the AGF clarified that her office received the payment request but did not act on it.

Edu, the youngest minister in the President’s cabinet at 37, vehemently denied the allegations, attributing them to an attempt to tarnish her reputation. She emphasized her commitment to avoiding any involvement in the misappropriation of public funds.

In response to the unfolding situation, the Information Minister released a statement on January 7, affirming the government’s dedication to uncovering the truth. The President has directed a thorough investigation to verify the accuracy of the reported details, and appropriate action will be taken if breaches and infractions are identified.

The Information Minister urged Nigerians to exercise patience as the investigation progresses, emphasizing the government’s commitment to a fair and unbiased process. Regular updates on the investigation’s progress will be communicated transparently to the public.

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