The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, has said that her office will probe the activities of the former Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq.
According to Edu in an interview on Wednesday, the ministry will operate on transparency and so it’ll start by reviewing the social register.
She said, “We’ll look at all the programs that were done by the previous administration. What their achievements and challenges were, and how money was spent an’ll do our best to see that these challenges are overcome as we go into improving and expanding the social safety net of our country.
“History is important. It’ll help direct, help inform our decisions for the present and the future. We need to look into the books.”
On the social register, she said, “We’ll go back to it and look at it in detail and verify that these people are truly the ones we intend to reach. It’s a new administration and we don’t underestimate the work done by the World Bank and the Office of the National Safety Net.