INTERIOR MINISTER, TUNJI-OJO, FAILED TO APPEAR BEFORE CCB, ASKS FOR RESCHEDULING

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INTERIOR MINISTER, TUNJI-OJO, FAILED TO APPEAR BEFORE CCB, ASKS FOR RESCHEDULING

Minister of Interior Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, On Tuesday, failed to appear before the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for an interview about his alleged ties to one of the businesses awarded contracts by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.

The Minister, who was set to appear before the CCB at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, reportedly wrote to the Bureau requesting another date.

It was revealed that the Minister informed the Bureau that he had a prior formal appointment that he needed to attend to.

The company, New Planet Projects Limited allegedly got about N438million consultancy contract from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.

The consultancy job is part of ongoing probe of the suspicious N3 billion spending by the Ministry Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development under the watch of now suspended Minister, Dr. Betta Edu.

Tunji-Ojo who is said to be a shareholder in the company, said he had resigned as a director since 2019 when he won election to the House of Representatives, leaving its management in hands of his wife.However, invitation to the minister was for him to come and show proof that he is no longer involved in the activities of the company, while also reviewing his asset declaration form with a team of investigators.

About Dons Eze

DONS EZE, PhD, Political Philosopher and Journalist of over four decades standing, worked in several newspaper houses across the country, and rose to the positions of Editor and General Manager. A UNESCO Fellow in Journalism, Dr. Dons Eze, a prolific writer and author of many books, attended several courses on Journalism and Communication in both Nigeria and overseas, including a Postgraduate Course on Journalism at Warsaw, Poland; Strategic Communication and Practical Communication Approach at RIPA International, London, the United Kingdom, among others.

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