Tinubu orders probe of Betta Edu’s alleged N585m transfer scam

Ezekiel Johnson
Ezekiel Johnson
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President Bola Tinubu has ordered investigation into the alleged directive by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, for the payment of N585 million into a private account.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, made this known in a statement he issued on Sunday.

He expressed the determination of the government to get to the roots of the issue and take actions against breaches and infractions that might be identified.

The minister appealed to Nigerians to exercise patience as the investigation unfolded.

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He said the outcome of the probe would be communicated duly and transparently to the public.

The statement reads in full:

“The Ministry of Information and National Orientation acknowledges the concerns raised by the public regarding the alleged payment of funds into a private account by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. We are aware of the narratives circulating widely and wish to assure Nigerians that the Government takes these issues most seriously.

“The Federal Government, under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is transparent and accountable to the people, and committed to ensuring that public funds are allocated and utilized effectively and efficiently to address the needs of Nigerians.

“In light of recent events, the President has directed that a thorough and comprehensive investigation be conducted to ascertain the accuracy and validity of the reported details.

“The government is determined to unravel the truth as it relates to this matter, and assures that appropriate action will be taken to ensure that any breaches and infractions are identified and decisively punished, in line with the Administration’s commitment to public accountability and due process.

“The public is advised to note, against the backdrop of various unverified narratives circulating on the Internet, that the Ministry of Information and National Orientation, under the leadership of Minister Mohammed Idris, is the primary  source for verified information about events and actions of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

“Only accurate details will be shared with the public. The Ministry is committed to providing timely updates to keep Nigerians 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 unbiased process, and the findings will be communicated duly and transparently to the public.”

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