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EFCC Goes After Suspended  Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Betta Edu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has invited the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu,  to its headquarters in Jabi, Abuja, over the  alleged N585 million fraud.

President Bola Tinubu had announced Edu’s removal from office via Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Advisor to the President on Media and Publicity on Monday.

It was gathered that  Ola Olukoyede, the chairman of the anti-graft agency, has previously suggested to the President that the Minister be suspended in order to allow for a thorough investigation.

The source further noted that the commission swung into action immediately after the President ordered a thorough investigation into the alleged payment of N585.189 million grant meant for vulnerable groups in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ogun and Lagos states into a private account.

“We have invited the suspended Minister, Betta Edu. The invitation letter was sent to her immediately after her suspension was announced by the President. We’re are expecting her at the headquarters any moment from now,” the source noted.

THE PUNCH

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