FINALLY: President Tinubu Replaces Suspended Betta Edu

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Dr. Betta Edu, the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, is in a precarious position, with trustworthy sources indicating that the Presidency is actively seeking her replacement.

 

 

“Sen Ben AYADE, Hilliard Eta, and Amb Soni Abang are reportedly among the prominent figures lobbying for the coveted position,” disclosed insiders familiar with the matter.

 

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, unwavering in his commitment to combat corruption, has reportedly set his sights on replacing Edu due to her alleged involvement in financial impropriety within her ministry.

A credible source within the Presidency emphasized that Tinubu might not wait for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s final report on the ongoing investigation, highlighting the urgency of the situation.

“The President is resolute in fighting corruption, and Edu’s potential replacement is viewed as a sacrificial lamb to underscore this commitment,” the source asserted.

Interest groups, politicians, and opposition parties have united in calling for Edu’s dismissal over suspected illegal financial transactions, prompting widespread demands for thorough investigations by notable lawyers, SERAP, and other concerned groups.

Edu’s attempts to secure an audience with President Tinubu have faced obstacles, as she continues reporting to the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.

The scandal involving Edu unfolded against the backdrop of her predecessor, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, facing a probe over alleged corruption in the handling of N37.1 billion social intervention funds during her tenure.

President Tinubu’s swift action in suspending Edu has earned commendation from many Nigerians, including the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, who urges an impartial probe into the allegations.

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As the political landscape remains in flux, the nation watches with bated breath to see who will assume the crucial role of Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation in these tumultuous times.

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