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Betta Edu: “Disregard Social Media Reports, Matter Still Under Probe”- Information Minister

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 Mohammed Idris, Honorable Minister of Information and National Orientation, has asked Nigerians to disregard trending social media narratives the use of public funds by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, stating that most of the reports are unverified.
The minister explained that his ministry remains the primary  source for verified information about events and actions of the Federal Government of Nigeria. He however, acknowledges the concerns raised by the public regarding the alleged payment of funds into a private account by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
“We are aware of the narratives circulating widely and wish to assure Nigerians that the Government takes these issues most seriously.
“The Federal Government, under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is transparent and accountable to the people, and committed to ensuring that public funds are allocated and utilized effectively and efficiently to address the needs of Nigerians,” the minister said in a signed statement made available to DDM.
The minister further said that the President has directed that a thorough and comprehensive investigation be conducted to ascertain the accuracy and validity of the reported details.
“The government is determined to unravel the truth as it relates to this matter, and assures that appropriate action will be taken to ensure that any breaches and infractions are identified and decisively punished, in line with the Administration’s commitment to public accountability and due process.
“Only accurate details will be shared with the public. The Ministry is committed to providing timely updates to keep Nigerians informed about the progress of the investigation.
We urge Nigerians to exercise patience as the investigation unfolds,” said the minister.

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