Mr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, an Ondo State representative in the House of Representatives, has resigned from the National Assembly’s lower house.
One of President Bola Tinubu’s ministers-designate was Tunji-Ojo, a member of the House of Representatives who represented the Akoko North-East/North-West Federal Constituency of Ondo State.
His resignation was announced a few hours prior to today’s (Monday) minister-designate swearing-in ceremony.Our correspondent was given access to Tunji-Ojo’s resignation letter this morning (Monday) by his media assistant, Mr. Babatunde Alao.
However, information surfaced that the registration document had been turned in at Speaker of the House of Representatives Tajudeen Abbas’s office since Friday.
Tunji-Ojo clarified in the letter that his appointment to serve Nigerians as a Federal Republic of Nigeria minister under President Bola Tinubu’s administration was what forced him to leave.
He said that he had been selected during a period when the nation was in desperate need of technocrats to help fulfill their share of the nation’s advancement and economic growth.
“Our dear country is in dire need of collaborative and concerted efforts that would engender the much-needed advancement to greater heights,” stated one section of the letter.
“As a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I have been appointed to contribute my quota to achieve that enviable objective.”