N585m scandal: Monitor poverty alleviation funds – APC chieftain to Tinubu


Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun State, has urged President Bola Tinubu to closely monitor the disbursement of funds allocated to various poverty alleviation programmes.

Oyintiloye spoke amid the misappropriation scandal involving the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu.

Saga Gist reports that Edu was accused of illegally transferring N585.189 million meant for the vulnerable in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ogun, and Lagos states into a private account.

Following the widespread outrage, the minister said the payment was subjected to due process.

However, Oyintiloye said Tinubu’s passion for alleviating poverty among the masses must not be allowed to be truncated by selfish individuals.

Addressing journalists in Osogbo on Sunday, the APC chieftain said that all necessary strategies must be put in place to ensure that different intervention programmes initiated by the President have a positive impact on the lives of the less privileged Nigerians, NAN reports.

“We have a president who is monitoring everything being done in his government and that is why we have absolute trust him.

”We must encourage and support the president to keep an eagle eye on these intervention programmes to prevent diversion.

”Since the money is meant to alleviate poverty among the masses, every necessary strategy must be in place to ensure that allocated money have positive impact on the lives of the less privileged Nigerians,” he said

Post a Comment