In a resounding display of dedication to his new role, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo wasted no time in setting a proactive tone for his tenure as the Minister of Interior for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. With a reputation for delivering results, Tunji-Ojo assumed office with an unwavering commitment to upholding the mandate of the Ministry of Interior.
Freshly sworn in alongside 45 other ministers by President Bola Tinubu in Abuja, Tunji-Ojo’s inauguration marked the beginning of a new era in the ministry. Addressing a gathering of agency heads under the ministry’s supervision, he laid out his vision for effective service delivery and collaboration among the various paramilitary service chiefs.
“I don’t lead from the back; I lead from the front,” Tunji-Ojo affirmed during his first meeting with ministry staff. His words echoed his proactive stance, as he urged everyone to work collectively to ensure a conducive environment for the ministry’s operations. Recognizing the far-reaching impact of the ministry’s work, he stated, “The work of this ministry affects everyone, whether you are rich or poor.”
Tunji-Ojo’s dedication to change and results was unmistakable in his interactions. “I am here to make a change and to deliver results,” he proclaimed. It was evident that he saw his appointment as an opportunity to make a difference, and he called upon the entire team to rally behind him in this endeavor.
During the meeting, Tunji-Ojo emphasized accountability at all levels. He made it clear that just as he was accountable to President Bola Tinubu, he would hold the paramilitary chiefs responsible for their agencies. “I will never hold your subordinates responsible for anything; I will hold you responsible for anything that goes wrong,” he firmly stated.
Dr. Oluwatoyi Akinlade, the permanent secretary of the ministry, expressed excitement at Tunji-Ojo’s appointment and assured him of the support of all personnel. Her response highlighted the optimism and enthusiasm that greeted Tunji-Ojo’s entry into the ministry.
Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo’s track record further reinforces his commitment to delivering on his promises. Known for his history of accomplishments, his reputation as an individual who consistently delivers is well-established. As he embarked on this new role, his determination to bring positive change to the Ministry of Interior resonated with everyone present.
In his first day on the job, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo’s actions spoke volumes about his intentions. By engaging with key officials, addressing the need for enhanced efforts, and stressing the importance of results, he signaled a fresh era of proactive leadership. Nigerians can look forward to a minister who is not only dedicated to his constitutional mandate but is also determined to exceed expectations. The story of Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo is one of commitment, action, and a promise to deliver for the betterment of Nigeria.