By Milcah Tanimu
Mr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the newly appointed Minister of Interior, has emphasized the need for strong support and collaboration among the paramilitary agencies under his ministry’s jurisdiction. These agencies include the Nigeria Correctional Service, Nigeria Immigration Service, Federal Fire Service, and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Following his swearing-in by President Bola Tinubu, Tunji-Ojo convened his inaugural meeting with the heads of these paramilitary agencies. He stressed the importance of unity and proactive performance within their respective roles.
Tunji-Ojo highlighted that accountability and responsibility are paramount in their roles, expressing his intention to hold them answerable for their duties. He also reminded them that he, as the minister, would be held accountable by the president for any shortcomings in the ministry.
The minister reaffirmed his dedication to fulfilling his constitutional obligations within the ministry. He emphasized his commitment to achieving the ministry’s goals and expectations.
Tunji-Ojo’s leadership approach was described as leading from the front rather than the back, and he expressed his determination to drive positive change and deliver results.
The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Oluwatoyi Akinlade, assured the minister of the staff’s support and cooperation, reinforcing the collective commitment to the ministry’s objectives.
Paramilitary heads present at the meeting included the Controller-General of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Mr. Haliru Nababa; Acting Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mrs. Adepoju Carol Wura-Ola; Controller-General of the Federal Fire Service, Mr. Abdulganiyu Jaji; and Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ahmed Audi.