The former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has asked President Bola Tinubu to reduce the number of his ministerial appointments to cut cost of governance. Shekarau made this call in a television interview  on Tuesday. 

He said, “Another issue I expect the president to address is the number of his appointees. Some of these appointees may not be necessarily required. Government should come up with a minimum or maximum number.”

Meanwhile, Shekarau has commended President Tinubu on the suspension of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu.

Recall that President Bola Tinubu, on Monday, directed the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ola Olukoyede, to investigate all financial transactions involving the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

Edu came under criticism after a leaked memo on December 20, 2023, revealed that she directed the Accountant-General of the Federation, Oluwatoyin Madein, to transfer N585 million to a private account owned by one Oniyelu Bridget, who the ministry claimed currently serves as the Project Accountant, Grants for Vulnerable Groups.

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