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Permanent Secretary, Enitan takes over from suspended Betta Edu

Permanent Secretary, Enitan takes over from suspended Betta Edu

After the suspension of Betta Edu, the minister of humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation, Abel Olumuyiwa Enitan, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, assumed control of the ministry.

By President Bola Tinubu’s directive, Edu was suspended on Monday due to alleged public funds payments into private accounts, prompting the assumption of leadership by the permanent secretary, Abel Olumuyiwa Enitan.

Enitan took charge following the issuance of a letter from the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) office on Monday night, officially assigning him the responsibility.

Recall that President Tinubu, through his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale had directed the suspended Minister to “hand over to the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.”

The statement read: “She is 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 to conclusively reform 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,” he said.