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The minister of interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has promised to change the narratives of the ministry for the better and enjoined para-military institutions under his watch to do their jobs in accordance with the law.

He said he would hold the leadership of the agencies accountable for any infraction within and outside the services.

The minister, who was welcomed to the ministry by senior officers led by the permanent secretary, Oluwatoyin Akinlade, said he would like to lead from the front to enable him to meet the targets set by the president.

Speaking at the old federal secretariat, Tunji-Ojo said: “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, and 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.


“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.”

The heads of the four paramilitary agencies under the ministry, namely, the Nigerian Correctional Service, the Federal Fire Service, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Nigeria Immigration Service also attended the maiden meeting with the minister.


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