By The Evangelist News edition, Thursday, January 11, 2024.
Abel Enitan has reportedly taken over the role of Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, succeeding Betta Edu, who was suspended by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu earlier in the week. This change in leadership occurred after Betta Edu allegedly directed the Accountant General of the Federation to transfer 585 million Naira into a private account, leading to her suspension.
Our source indicates that, Abel Enitan has assumed office as the minister of humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation. It is important to point out that he replaced Betta Edu after she was suspended by president Bola Ahmed Tinubu earlier this week. It is important to point out that she was suspended after she directed the accountant general of the federation to transfer 585 million Naira into a private account.
Punch also reports that Abel Enitan assumed office after he received a letter from the secretary to the government of the federation on Monday night. A statement by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity stated that Betta Edu was directed to hand over the affairs of the ministry to the permanent secretary.
It is important to note the fact that Betta Edu was appointed by president Bola Ahmed Tinubu after he assumed office in 2023. She is currently being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.