Fish Out The Accomplices of Edu, Atiku’s Aide Calls

Aide to ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Phrank Shaibu has called on President Bola Tinubu to fish out the accomplices of suspended minister Betta Edu.

He noted this in a statement stressing that It was laudable but insufficient that the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation was suspended after becoming embroiled in a disbursement scam.

Shaibu expressed regret that an initiative aimed at rescuing more than 100 million Nigerians from absolute poverty has turned into a political cash cow for the All Progressives Congress (APC) administrations that have since taken office.

He said, “While Tinubu deserves commendation for suspending Edu, we believe this is a belated move. Firstly, he had no business appointing her as a minister of such a sensitive ministry in the first place. Tinubu put politics ahead of competence, hence this scandal. What experience did Betta have in the development sector? 

“Betta Edu should not be the fall guy. Others who have remotely and wickedly benefitted from money that was meant for poor Nigerians ought to be fished out, probed, and prosecuted too. It is demonic and tendentiously wicked to steal in the name of the poor.”Atiku’s Aide Said There Was A Need For The Government To Reform The Humanitarian Affairs Ministry And Other Interventionist Programmes.

He stated that urgent action to reform the ministry is required immediately because the former Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, was also under investigation for N37 billion in fraud.

Empire had earlier reported President Bola Tinubu has ordered a thorough probe of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation led by Betta Edu.

Edu has been allegedly involved in the approval of N585,198,500.00 to be disbursed into a personal account of Oniyelu Bridget as a grant for vulnerable groups in four states.

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