Arewa pressure group calls for Betta Edu’s reinstatement

A northern support group, Arewa Xtra Network for Tinubu/Shettima 2023, has passed a vote of confidence on embattled Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Poverty Alleviation and Social Development, Dr. Betta Edu, calling for her immediate reinstatement.

Director General of the network, Hon. Usman Yusuf made the call while fielding questions from newsmen during a press conference in Kaduna.

He stressed the role played by Dr. Betta Edu towards the victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, stressing that the Amazon should not be rewarded with a protracted suspension after helping to enthrone the renewed hope government.

The network which presence covers the 19 northern states and the FCT, Abuja, said “Dr Edu’s contribution towards national development, especially her swiftness in attending to emergency situations is unrivaled,”

It will be recalled that Dr. Betta was relieved of her duty to allow for transparent investigation into the alleged financial scandal hovering over her ministry, noting that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had already absolved her of any crimes in the said breaches.

The group congratulated her for the victory over what it called “the unfortunate falsehood that was concocted to smear her name and bring her career to disrepute.

The group called on the federal government “to expedite action by reinstating her to continue the good work she had been doing to Nigerians as her reinstatement will help in cementing the public’s confidence in this administration.”