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Betta Edu honours EFCC invitation for questioning

The Betta Edu scandal: Tackle incentives for official corruption in Nigeria

Betta Edu, the suspended minister of humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation was sighted at the premises of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Jabi, Abuja at 11am Tuesday, January 9 for questioning.

The minister, who was suspended on Monday, January 8, by the president due to the alleged N585 million scandal, was handed over to the anti-graft agency for interrogation.

The payment of N585 million humanitarian fund meant for payment of grants to vulnerable groups in Ogun, Akwa Ibom, Lagos and Cross River was allegedly made into a private account.

The minister came alongside her aides and lawyer and is currently facing EFCC investigators.

Edu, the youngest minister, is the first to be suspended from office since members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) were sworn in in August last year.