Interior Minister Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has distanced himself from claims of owning a company awarded a contract by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
According to reports, a firm allegedly owned by the interior minister had gotten four hundred and thirty eight million naira as “consultancy fees” from the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Betta Edu.
In his response, Olubunmi denied owning the said firm with a claim that he is not responsible to a signatory in the company.
The interior minister disclosed this during an interview with journalists, stressing that he came into public office with a commitment to base his service on sincerity of purpose and openness.
“As I’ve always said, I came into public office with a commitment to base my service on sincerity of purpose and openness. I believe that Nigerians don’t deserve to be kept in the dark in terms of public office operations.”
He added: “And actually, I was shocked because the company in question was a company where I was a director. About five years ago, I had resigned from my directorship”.