Controversy Surrounding Minister Of Interior Olubunmi Tuji-Ojo, With Careful Consideration And Thoughtfulness.
Tolulope Ebun, has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to approach the recent controversy surrounding Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, with careful consideration and thoughtfulness.
In a press statement, Tolulope clarified that she had reviewed reports regarding the transfer of a contract sum of N438 million to a company called New Planet Project LTD, which was founded by Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo. The transfer was allegedly made by the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Betta Edu. However, Tolulope pointed out that Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo had resigned from the company’s board, along with his wife, in 2019. Therefore, she argued that he cannot be held accountable for any actions taken by the company thereafter. As per the law, there is no basis for dismissing Minister Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo as he has not committed any crime.
Tolulope appealed to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to take into account Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo’s outstanding track record as the best performing minister, who has introduced numerous reforms and shown exceptional management of the Interior Ministry. She emphasized that removing such a capable minister would send a negative message about the administration’s commitment to excellence and progress.
Furthermore, Tolulope reminded the President that Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo is actively combating a powerful group within the system that seeks to maintain the status quo for personal gain. She stressed that removing the best performing minister would undermine the administration’s efforts to address the existing flaws in the system.
Tolulope then highlighted the achievements of Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo during his tenure:
Tolulope reiterated that the Tinubu administration maintains a zero-tolerance policy for corruption, incompetence, or insubordination. Since no crime has been established in the case of Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, she respectfully requested the President to disregard calls from disgruntled individuals who oppose the reforms he is implementing.
In conclusion, Tolulope stated that removing Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo would not only be a significant loss to the administration but also to Nigeria as a whole. She urged the President to stand firm in his determination to provide Nigerians with a functional and prosperous country.