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The presidency speaks out about Tinubu’s minister, Betta Edu, and explains the next course of action

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According to the Presidency, the proper authorities are looking into a financial irregularity involving the transfer of N585.189 million by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu.

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Bayo Onanuga, President Bola Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, stated that necessary action would be taken following the probe.

“The matter is being investigated.”

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“Appropriate action will be taken thereafter,” he told the Daily Trust.

A total of N585.189 million, intended for disadvantaged people in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ogun, and Lagos states, was allegedly transferred into a private account.

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This sparked tremendous indignation and a call for Edu to be fired and prosecuted.

The minister directed the disbursement of N585.189 million into one Bridget Mojisola Oniyelu’s private account in a viral document signed by Edu and addressed to the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation.

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The money was deposited into Oniyelu’s account, according to the leaked document.

Despite significant indignation, Edu maintained in a statement issued by her Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Rasheed Zubair, that the payment was made in accordance with the law.

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