PDP Wants Betta Edu Fired, Prosecuted Over Alleged N585.2 Million Looting

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded that the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, be fired immediately and prosecuted for allegedly looting the N44 billion National Social Investment Programme Agency, NSIPA, fund, including the N585.2 million diverted to a private account.

Debo Ologunagba, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, revealed the party’s position in Abuja on Sunday.

According to him, the alleged fraud is just the tip of the iceberg of what he called “unprecedented treasury looting, unbridled stealing, and plundering of resources going on in the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, which has practically brought the nation’s economy to its knees.”.

“Is it not tragic and heartbreaking that a minister entrusted with public funds to support millions of poor Nigerians who have been impoverished by the APC turned around to divert hundreds of millions of naira meant for the wellbeing of the poor?

“The continuing stay of Betta Edu as Minister is therefore provocative and amounts to stealing from a people and daring them to do their worst.

“It further confirms our party’s position that the Tinubu-led APC government is a cesspit of corruption, a haven for thieves and treasury looters.

“Nigerians were shocked by reports of how Betta Edu and the suspended National Coordinator of NSIPA, Halima Shehu, allegedly engaged in brazen looting of billions of Naira while Nigerians who the funds are meant for are deprived and abandoned to excruciating hardship and misery,” the PDP spokesman added.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.