Tunji-Ojo tasks paramilitary chiefs on discharge of mandate
Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has tasked paramilitary service chiefs in the ministry to discharge their mandates in line with extant laws, saying he would hold them accountable for any infraction.
He gave the charge during his official assumption of office, yesterday in Abujaj.
“I am here to work but in working we must have a good environment. The work of this ministry affects everyone whether you are rich or poor.
“I don’t lead from the back, I lead from the front. We will try, we will do our best to provide leadership, built on the foundation of your support.
“I do not inherit enemies and I do not inherit friends. I make my own enemies and I earn my own friends. I am here to make a change and I am here to deliver results and I need you to help me to do that,” the minister said
He said “Just as Mr President will hold me accountable for whatever happens in the Ministry of Interior, I will never hold your subordinates responsible for anything; I will hold you responsible for anything that goes wrong.”
On their part, the paramilitary chiefs represented by the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, assured their minister of their support and unwavering commitment to duty.
Also, Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, told the minister that the ministry will extend the good work relationship in t had with the previous administration to him and will work for the interested of Nigerians.
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