President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has ordered a probe of the alleged payment of funds into a private account by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu. In s statement by Mohammed Idris, Minister of Information and Orientation, he said the Government was aware of the narratives circulating widely and wish to assure Nigerians that the Government takes these issues most seriously. He said the President has directed that investigation be carried out to ascertain the truth of the matter. A memo circulating over the weekend about a transfer request by Edu that a sum of N585.2 naira be paid into a private account of Oniyelu Bridget Mojisola had generated issues among Nigerians.
“The Federal Government, under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is transparent and accountable to the people, and committed to ensuring that public funds are allocated and utilized effectively and efficiently to address the needs of Nigerians.
“In light of recent events, the President has directed that a thorough and comprehensive investigation be conducted to ascertain the accuracy and validity of the reported details.
“The government is determined to unravel the truth as it relates to this matter, and assures that appropriate action will be taken to ensure that any breaches and infractions are identified and decisively punished, in line with the Administration’s commitment to public accountability and due process.
“The public is advised to note, against the backdrop of various unverified narratives circulating on the Internet, that the Ministry of Information and National Orientation, under the leadership of Minister Mohammed Idris, is the primary source for verified information about events and actions of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“Only accurate details will be shared with the public. The Ministry is committed to providing timely updates to keep Nigerians informed about the progress of the investigation.
We urge Nigerians to exercise patience as the investigation unfolds. The government is focused on ensuring a fair and unbiased process, and the findings will be communicated duly and transparently to the public”