Betta Edu: Speaker Abbas Speaks on Corruption Allegation Against Gbajabiamila

Betta Edu: Speaker Abbas Speaks on Corruption Allegation Against Gbajabiamila

  • The House of Representatives speaker, Tajudeen Abbas, has called on the security agencies to carry out a thorough investigation of corruption allegations against Femi Gbajabiamila
  • Gbajabiamila, the chief of staff to the president, has been alleged to be involved in the corruption allegation the suspended minister of humanitarian affairs, Betta Edu, was being investigated for
  • But Abba dismissed the allegation against Gbajabiamila as unfounded while calling on Nigerians to desist from spreading fake news journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

FCT, Abuja - Tajudeen Abbas, the speaker of the House of Representatives, has urged the security agencies to commence an investigation on the corruption allegation levelled against Femi Gbajabiamila, the chief of staff to the president

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Abbas called on Thursday, February 8, during a press conference on the country's state.

Femi Gbajabiamila/Betta Edu/Tajudeen Abbas/Speaker/ House of Representatives
Speaker Abbas Speaks on Corruption Allegation Against Gbajabiamila Photo Credit: Femi Gbajabiamila
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Abbas on Gbajabiamila vs Betta Edu

Gbajabiamila, the immediate past speaker of the house, has been accused of corruption involving the suspended minister of humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation, Betta Edu, The Punch reported.

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Speaking on the allegation, Abbas called on Nigerians to desist from spreading fake news and make constructive criticism so that government officials can be properly made accountable.

He posited that the allegation against the president's chief of staff can undermine the country's democracy.

Speaker sends message to Nigerians

The Zaria-born politician said defamation on social media could endanger the reputation of an individual or an organisation, adding that they are targeted at political opponents.

The speaking then said:

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"The recent unjustified and baseless allegations against the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, point to the danger of an unfettered and unaccountable social media. Such acts not only undermine the integrity of our democracy but also erode the fabric of our national unity."

Abbas said Gbajabiamila was just one out of millions of Nigerians facing cyberbullying and daily coordinated defamation. He stressed that many of the victims did not have the privilege enjoyed by the former speaker.

Reps orders IGP to arrest CBN governor earlier reported that CBN Governor Olayemi Cardoso has been ordered to be arrested by the House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions.

The House also ordered the arrest of the accountant general of the federation, Oluwatoyin Madein, and 17 other CEOs of government agencies.

According to the lawmakers, Cardoso and 18 others have failed to honour their invitations four times to give accounts of their stewardship in their respective positions.


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