Tinubu instructs an investigation into the contentious N585 million transfer request made by Betta Edu

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President Bola Tinubu has initiated an inquiry into the transfer of N585 million to a private account following a request by Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. The revelation was made by Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, in a statement released on Sunday.

In a leaked memo, Edu had instructed Oluwatoyin Madein, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), to transfer the mentioned sum to Oniyelu Bridget Mojisola. Despite the AGF denying the execution of the instruction, Rasheed Zubair, the media aide to the minister, insisted that the request followed due process.

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The incident has stirred nationwide outrage, raising concerns about the motives behind the transfer request. Addressing the issue, Idris emphasized the government’s commitment to transparency and accountability.

President Tinubu has directed a thorough investigation to verify the accuracy of the reported details. The statement assures that appropriate action will be taken to identify and punish any breaches or infractions, aligning with the administration’s dedication to public accountability and due process.

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Idris, the Minister of Information, emphasized that the federal government takes such matters seriously and urged the public to rely on verified information from the Ministry. He pledged to keep Nigerians informed as the investigation unfolds.

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