Betta Edu: NSIPA Opens Up On Financial Misconduct Against Tinubu’s Minister

Jan 6, 2024 | Entertainment, News

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  • The National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA) has dismissed financial misconduct against the minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Betta Edu.
  • The NSIPA national communications manager, Jamaludeen Kabir, distances the agency from claims connecting Edu to financial fraud rocking NSIPA
  • Kabir added that the minister has no involvement in any financial transactions or decisions within NSIPA

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy.

FCT, Abuja – The National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA) has reacted to the alleged financial scandal against the minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu.

As reported by The Nation, the NSIPA national communications manager, Jamaludeen Kabir, debunked claims linking the minister to mismanagement of funds in the agency.

NSIPA opens up on financial misconduct against Betta Edu
NSIPA says Edu not involved in financial misconduct
Photo Credit: @edu_betta
Source: Twitter

Kabir made this known in a statement issued on Saturday, January 6.

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According to the statement, Edu has had no involvement in any financial transactions or decisions within NSIPA currently under investigation.

“NSIPA vehemently distances itself from any claims connecting the Honourable Minister to financial impropriety or any wrongdoing within the agency.

“It is crucial to emphasise that the Honourable Minister has had no involvement in any financial transactions or decisions within NSIPA currently under scrutiny.

Betta Edu reacts to NSIPA N3bn corruption scandal

Legit.ng earlier reported that Edu said she has no connection with the alleged N3 billion fraud in the NSIPA.

Edu labelled her involvement in the alleged N30b corruption as false and unfounded.

The minister said fifth columnists who have the intention of tarnishing her well-earned reputation and integrity are responsible for the allegation. Edu said she has neither sought nor authorized the withdrawal of N3 billion from the NSIPA funds since her assumption as minister.

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EFCC arrests NSIPA coordinator Halima Shehu over N37.1bn fraud

Legit.ng also reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Halima Shehu, the suspended NSIPA National Co-ordinator and Chief Executive Officer.

This arrest is part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged laundering of over N37b within the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development during the tenure of former Minister Sadiya Umar-Farouk.

AGF speaks on Tinubu’s minister N585m payment request

The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Dr Oluwatoyin Madein, admitted receiving an N585.198 million payment request from Edu.

Madein, however, denied honouring the request to pay the said amount to the personal account of a certain Oniyelu Bridget Mojisola.

Source: Legit.ng



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