Sunday, September 24, 2023

10th NASS: President Tinubu’s Minister-designate Resigns

The lawmaker representing Akoko Northeast and Northwest federal constituency of Ondo, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has resigned from the 10th National Assembly.

We report that his resignation is coming hours before his swearing-in ceremony for ministers-designate

Recall that Hon. Tunji-Ojo was nominated and appointed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a minister

Tunji-Ojo resigned from his current position in a letter addressed to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, late Sunday night.

In the letter, Tunji-Ojo confirmed that his ministerial appointment necessitated his resignation.

He wrote: “Our dear country is in dire need of collaborative and concerted efforts that would engender the much-needed advancement to greater heights, and I have been appointed to contribute my quota to achieve that enviable objective as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Tunji-Ojo was first elected into the House of Representatives in 2019, where he served as the Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) chair in the Ninth National Assembly.

The former lawmaker, listed as minister of the newly created Marine and Blue Economy, was redeployed on Sunday night as the interior minister and replaced by former Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, in a minor cabinet reshuffle by President Bola Tinubu.

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