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Betta Edu: Tunji-Ojo denies collecting N438m consultancy fees from Humanitarian Ministry

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Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Interior Minister, has said his alleged firm did not receive N438 million “consultancy fees” from Betta Edu, the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

Tunji-Ojo said on Channels Television’s Politics Today, monitored by FidelInfo on Monday.

He said: “I am not a signatory to the company.”

“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.

The minister admitted that he and his wife founded the company; however, he resigned from the company five years ago before he ventured into politics.

He said, “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.

“I and my wife founded the company 15 years years ago. Well, in 2019, when I got to the House of Representatives, when I won election precisely, I made a change.

“I had resigned as director of the company to hold office.”

 

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