Reno Omokri commends Tinubu over Betta Edu’s suspension

Reno Omokri, the former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has commended President Bola Tinubu over the suspension of  Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, from office.

Omokri revealed this in a post on his X handle on Monday, January 8.

He wrote: “I must commend President Bola Tinubu for having the courage to suspend the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu, from office with immediate effect and for going further to direct the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate her. 

“This is as it should be. The Presidential directive shows that the President is alive to his responsibilities and will not tolerate corruption. Additionally, it sends a message to other Ministers and public officials that negative actions will produce negative consequences. 

“Many Nigerians hope that after the investigation by the EFCC, there would be a speedy trial and not a cover-up as was widely observed during the disastrous Buhari administration, where several ministers and high officials who soiled their hands were let off with a slap on the wrist. 

“Finally, it is expected that the probe will also extend to the minister’s predecessor, during whose tenure, odious and corrupt practices were rampant in the social investment programmes of the Buhari regime.”

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