N585m scandal: Tinubu’s orders investigation, threatens sanctions


President Bola Tinubu has directed that a thorough and
comprehensive investigation into the N585.2 million scandal involving the
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Beta Edu.


The Minister of Information and National Orientation,
Muhammed Idris, disclosed this in a statement he personally signed on Sunday.


The minister acknowledged the concerns raised by the public
regarding the alleged payment of funds into a private account by the Ministry.


According to the minister, the Federal Government, under the
leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is transparent and accountable to
the people.


He stressed that the government is 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,” Idris


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