Humanitarian Ministry Investigation: ‘Second Chance’ Protest Uncalled for

The recent protest by a group of women against the suspension of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, is uncalled for, as her case is still under investigation.

Development Diaries reports that a video circulating on social media captured women protesters, armed with placards bearing messages such as ‘bring Betta Edu back’, ‘give Betta Edu second chance’, and ‘we want Betta Edu back’.


President Bola Tinubu, some weeks ago, directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to conduct a thorough investigation into all aspects of the financial transactions involving the ministry, as well as one or more agencies thereunder.

To this end, organising a protest in such a situation is premature and seems like an attempt to interfere with the investigative process and potentially jeopardise its integrity.

So, for the ministry, and indeed all federal ministries, to be better, the investigation would have to be completed, and everyone found culpable must be held accountable.

In the event of an ongoing investigation, citizens play a crucial role in ensuring transparency, accountability, and the overall success of the investigation.

Citizens must remain vigilant and informed about the ongoing investigation, staying updated through credible news sources and official statements, rather than calling for the reinstatement of the minister.

Development Diaries calls on Nigerians to promptly report any relevant information or evidence they may possess to the appropriate authorities that may aid the investigations as we await the outcome.


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