In a recent development, the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, was reportedly denied access to President Tinubu on Monday afternoon, January 8.
According to TVC reports, Edu attempted to meet with the President following her suspension, but access was refused. A video circulating online captured the moment her vehicle left the premises after the denial.
President Tinubu had earlier in the day approved Edu’s suspension and directed the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to conduct a thorough investigation into all aspects of the financial transactions involving the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, as well as one or more agencies thereunder.
The suspension came in the wake of allegations against the 37-year-old Minister, accusing her of granting approval for the disbursement of N585,198,500.00 into a personal account. The EFCC investigation is expected to delve into the details of these financial transactions, shedding light on the allegations and ensuring a comprehensive examination of the matter.
As the situation unfolds, questions linger about the nature of the alleged financial impropriety and the implications it may have for the suspended minister. Clarity is sought on the outcomes of the EFCC investigation and how it may impact the future of Betta Edu’s role within the federal government.