Humanitarian Ministry Scandal: Tunji-Ojo’s Defence Unacceptable, ImpactHouse Kicks

ImpactHouse Centre for Development Communication (ImpactHouse) finds unacceptable the explanation given by Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, over the allegation of his company receiving N438 million in ‘consultancy fees’ from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

In an interview with a national television, the minister said he is only a shareholder of the company, ‘which is not in violation of the law’. However, according to section one of the fifth schedule of Nigeria’s constitution, a public officer shall not put himself in a position where his personal interest conflicts with his duties and responsibilities.

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