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Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Minister-Designate, leaves the House of Representatives



In 2019, Tunji-Ojo was elected to the Federal Constituency of Akoko North East/Akoko North West, where he served as the chair of the House Committee on NDDC.

In 2023, he was re-elected to the green chambers; however, he is leaving this post to assume the role of Minister of Interior as of right now.

You authorized me to represent you in the National Assembly’s green chamber in Abuja on February 23, 2019.

I was entrusted with a great deal of confidence and trust, and I had a unique track record of rewriting, reshaping, and redefining our stories in order to provide responsive and successful representation while working across the two local government districts of the Federal Constituency.

We overcame the accompanying difficulties, which were formerly used as justifications for failing to provide the people with the benefits of the land. We altered the stories during that time. We recreated our country’s history so that future generations would not only learn about it but also gain from it. We elevated the standard for democracy in representation. There are sporadic indications of this dedication throughout the constituency.

Over 100 km of road developments were made possible, ranging from the Oyinmo by-pass road to the once-dreaded Arigidi Akoko to Okeagbe Akoko road, the forgotten Ase road, the Auga road, and other roads.

Transformers were given to each community for use by its residents, and several industrial boreholes were dug. Our students benefited from bursary financing to support their studies, and our industrious market women were empowered with grants to help their businesses. Security, along with the agricultural and health sectors, were the focus of numerous intervention projects. I’ve always thought that Akoko is the one who will develop Akoko, and my behavior has supported that theory.

I kept in mind the fundamental responsibilities of the legislature throughout all of this. Over the course of four years, I developed measures and saw to it that the National Assembly approved them in order to alter our nation’s administrative and economic systems.

You demonstrated to me that the most valuable quality if we want to create a society in which the people, particularly those at the grassroots, benefit from democracy is hard labor. When you went to the polls on February 25, 2023, and returned me with more than eighty percent of the votes cast, you rewarded me with a second term in office. There’s nothing more humble than this!

In an effort to fulfill his pledges for a #RenewedHope, His Excellency, President ‘Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR), has determined that your son is deserving of a position in the federal cabinet. I think this is something to be proud of for you, for Akoko, for Ondo State, and for the youth of Nigeria both domestically and globally.

I am grateful for the chance to work with His Excellency, Asiwaju ‘Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as he guides the country toward independence. I restate that I support his mandate, and I am eager to join the government.

I know that your support will not waver, so please accept my sincere gratitude as I bid adieu as your legislator today.

Even while I shall miss writing legislation and standing up for Nigerians on the floor of the house, I am excited to take on this enormous assignment as we seek to support Nigeria and Nigerians everywhere.


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