How Humanitarian Affairs Ministry Received N2.38trn in 4 years

By Chris Udochukwu

Precise Post has gathered that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs received N2.38trillion budget between 2020 and 2024 as follows: 2020: N453.3billion

2021: N456.1billion

2022: N507.9billion

2023: N426billion

2024: N532.5billion

President Bola Tinubu has ordered the EFCC to launch a full-blown investigation into the finances of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation following the suspesion of the Minister, Dr. Betta Edu, from office with immediate effect.

The President tasked a panel headed by the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Wale Edun, to conduct a comprehensive diagnostic of the financial architecture and framework of the social investment programmes.

The President further directed the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to conduct a thorough investigation into all aspects of the financial transactions involving the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, as well as agencies under it.

The suspended Minister was directed to hand over to the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. She was further directed by the President to fully cooperate with the investigating authorities as they conduct their investigation.

Furthermore, the President has tasked a panel that is headed by the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance to, among other functions, conduct a comprehensive diagnostic on the financial architecture and framework of the social investment programmes with a view to conclusively reforming the relevant institutions and programmes in a determined bid to eliminate all institutional frailties for the exclusive benefit of disadvantaged households and win back lost public confidence in the initiative.

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