CCB Summons Interior Minister Over N438 Million Contract From Humanitarian Ministry

The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has been invited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to answer questions over a contract scandal involving the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

The CCB, in a letter signed by its Director of Investigation and Monitoring, Gwimi S.P., asked Tunji-Ojo to appear before it on Tuesday (today) at its Abuja office.

The letter stated that the CCB was probing the alleged violation of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers by Tunji-Ojo, who was accused of having a conflict of interest in a contract awarded to his company by the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Betta Edu. The spokesperson of the CCB, Veronica Kato, confirmed the investigation and said that the minister had been in the news recently for the alleged breach.

According to Daily24Apps, a leaked document showed that New Planet Projects, a company co-founded by Tunji-Ojo, received N438 million as “consultancy fees” from the humanitarian ministry, which has been facing several allegations of corruption. However, Tunji-Ojo has denied any involvement in the contract, claiming that he resigned from the company in 2019.

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