The suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu, has been denied access to President Bola Tinubu.
She had arrived the presidential villa, Abuja shortly after her suspension was announced on Monday with the intention of having a physical discussion with the president.
While she was able to clear all security checks up to the president’s office, she was however blocked from seeing him in his office.
It was also learned that apart from being unable to have an audience with President Tinubu, her access tag to the villa was immediately withdrawn from her by the president’s security.
Besides that, she was also ferried out of the president’s office in a Toyota Hilux truck belonging to State House security.
It was not immediately clear whether she was later allowed to use her official vehicle out of the presidential villa premises.