FACT-CHECK: Has Tinubu Reinstated Betta Edu?

A claim that Betta Chimaobim Edu, an embattled minister of humanitarian affairs under president Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has surfaced on X (formerly Twitter).

It was claimed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, cleared her of alleged corruption.

It would be recalled that the embattled minister was suspended by president Tinubu after ordering transfer of N585.2 millions into private accounts .

An X user @MbaAdol who made the post on 15, March, 2023 tweeted the claim with a caption thus read; 

“Congratulations to Betta Edu as she is cleared by EFCC, to be reinstated as Minister of Humanitarian affairs”, the claim read.

The claim has been viewed with over 68.1k, 103 comments, 90 reposts, and 455 reactions as of press time.


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Betta Edu, the suspended minister, is cleared and reinstated by the Economic Financial Crime Commission.

    Screenshot of the post


Findings by WikkiTimes show that the claim is misleading.

WikkiTimes conducted a keyword search to find out for this development and found it misleading and wrong. No credible newspaper had reported about it.

On 11 March, Daily Trust had reported that two months after the suspension of Betta Edu, the embattled minister of humanitarian, the presidency and EFCC kept mum over the next line of action.

Further, WikkiTimes contacted Dele Oyewale, the spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, he said he would not comment on the issue.


The claim that President Tinubu’s suspended minister, Betta Edu is reinstated by EFCC is unproven; findings show that the minister is not cleared and reinstated as claimed. The embattled minister is still under investigation


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