To The Investigation Of Betta Edu By EFCC Over Alleged N585M Diverted Funds Fashola Reacts

To The Investigation Of Betta Edu By EFCC Over Alleged N585M Diverted Funds Fashola Reacts

In reaction to the EFCC’s probe against Dr. Betta Edu, the minister of humanitarian affairs, relating purportedly misused monies totaling 585 million naira, former minister of works and housing Babatunde Fashola has commented. He emphasized that the topic of the current probe should be approached cautiously and with a foundation on the facts. Refusing to express his personal views, he noted that media stories may contain errors and emphasized how important it is to let the investigation to proceed without undue intervention from the outside world. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

He emphasised that investigations are complex processes rather than instant switches that yield quick results, and that it is important to respect and support the operation of the institutions that are already in place. He clarified that a thorough process entails the collection of data, the reporting of findings, and the subsequent development of conclusions based on the information gleaned. He called for patience and a wait-and-see strategy, letting the relevant authorities have advisory suggestions about what to do next after a careful review of the available evidence.

“I don’t have any personal views because I don’t have the facts,” he stated in a TVC interview. The media is releasing information that isn’t always accurate. The matter is being looked into. And I believe that’s where we should stop. Allow the process to unfold naturally. Adding personal opinions in any case begs the question: If I don’t have the information, I won’t be able to express my opinion. Furthermore, I might decide not to offer an opinion even if I did. Because while we acknowledge that Nigeria has robust institutions, do we really let them carry out their duties without undue pressure? Exams are not a way to flip a switch. It’s a process that needs to be followed; reports and results must be given, and opinions must then be formed based on the facts that have been gleaned. The relevant authority is then advised as to what should happen next. So let’s hold off.” CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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