The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Abel Olumuyiwa Enitan, took over the leadership of the ministry days after the minister, Betta Edu was suspended
Enitan’s action is in line with President Bola Tinubu’s directive that suspended Edu on Monday over the alleged transfer of funds into private accounts.
He took over after receiving a letter on Monday night from the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) to that effect.
Recall that President Tinubu, through his special adviser, media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale had directed the suspended Minister to “hand over to the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
The statement read: “She is further directed by the President to fully cooperate with the investigating authorities as they conduct their investigation.
“Furthermore, the President has tasked a panel that is headed by the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance to, among other functions, conduct a comprehensive diagnostic on the financial architecture and framework of the social investment programmes with a view to conclusively reforming the relevant institutions and programmes in a determined bid to eliminate all institutional frailties for the exclusive benefit of disadvantaged households and win back lost public confidence in the initiative.”