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08.01.2024 Featured JUST IN: President Tinubu Suspends Betta Edu Amid N585m Scandal

Published 8th Jan, 2024

By Abimbola Abatta

President Ahmed Tinubu has suspended Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, from office.

The National Television Authority (NTA) revealed this in a post on its X page on Monday afternoon.

READ ALSO: FLASHBACK: Last Year, Betta Edu Said CBN — Not Personal Account — Would Pay Poor Nigerians

Edu’s suspension comes amidst public outrage following the diversion of N585 million from her ministry to a private account.

On January 5, a leaked internal memo revealed that the suspended minister approved the payment of N585,189,500 into a bank account belonging to Oniyelu Bridget Mojisola, a civil servant. The money was to be paid from the National Social Investment Office’s single treasury account (TSA).

The memo also showed that the money was for payment of grant for vulnerable groups in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Lagos and Ogun States.

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Published 8th Jan, 2024

By Abimbola Abatta

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