…commends President Tinubu for swift action

A Civil Society Group, Northern Youth Coalition For Good Governance has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to reinstate the suspended Minister For Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta to office.

The Coalition, in a statement signed by its spokesman, Abdullahi Ibrahim Maikudi, opined that given Dr Edu’s zeal, dexterity and energy in executing the President’s mandate of pulling millions of vulnerable Nigerians out of poverty in line with the administration’s Renewed Hope Agenda, she deserves to be reinstated back to her job.

The group which commended the president for swift action on the matter stated that “So far so good, no missing or stolen money has been traced to the suspended Minister and even as the Anti-graft Agency investigating the alleged fraud in her Ministry has not found her wanting,she deserved reinstatement”

While applauding President Tinubu’s determination to rid the country of pernicious corruption, the Coalition nonetheless urge him to handle the Edu case with an absolute sense of justice and fairness.

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“in order not to send the wrong signal to the effect that she is being punished because she is a woman or because she exposed wanton corruption and saved the nation’s financial resources to the tune of N44bn from being diverted”

“Dr. Edu is an exceptional young lady, she is a patriot and means well for our country.But for her vigilance, patriotism, honesty and integrity, N44bn of our common patrimony would have gone into private pockets without a trace.

“We believe that she should be patted on the back and not rewarded with suspension.

“Knowing Mr President as a listening and fair-minded leader, we appeal to him to hearken to the yearning of millions of Nigerians who have felt Dr Edu’s impact at the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

“We do not doubt, therefore, that Mr President will do the right” soon, the group further said in the statement.