EFCC: Check Out Latest Updates On Humanitarian Ministry Scandal

EFCC: Check Out Latest Updates On Humanitarian Ministry Scandal

As the controversy associated with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation rages on, Naija News brings you the latest update on suspended Minister, Betta Edu, her predecessor Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq and others associated with the scandal.

Tinubu Suspends N-Power, Three Other NSIPA Programmes

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has suspended all programs administered by the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA), including N-Power.

This unfriendly action results from an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct in the management of the agency and its programs.

Programmes overseen by NSIPA include the famous N-Power Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer Programme, Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, and Home Grown School Feeding Programme.

Reports emerging on Friday revealed that the initial suspension of the programmes will last for six weeks.

A statement credited to the Director of Information, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Segun Imohiosen, noted that President Tinubu expressed significant concerns regarding operational deficiencies and irregularities in the disbursement of payments to the beneficiaries of these programs.

Sources Gives Update As EFCC Summons 20 Directors, Others From Humanitarian Ministry

In a significant escalation of the investigation into the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned 20 senior directors and officials of the ministry for questioning.

Naija News understands that several of these officials were reportedly interrogated by investigators at the EFCC headquarters on Thursday.

This move by the EFCC comes as a follow-up to a comprehensive investigation report and recommendations regarding the ministry, which were submitted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Tuesday.

A source, who spoke with Punch on Thursday, said, “The EFCC is also probing some officials in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs. Some director-generals and civil servants; about 20 of them, are being interrogated. Some have been quizzed, and more are still coming for interrogation as the investigation continues.”

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