President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Sunday, ordered a thorough investigation into the alleged misappropriation of N585m in Betta Edu’s Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, in a statement, said the President is committed to ensuring that public funds are appropriately used for the benefit of Nigerians.
He said the federal government has commenced an investigation into the matter, and if breaches and infractions are noticed, those guilty will be decisively punished.
The statement reads: “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.”