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.”