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N585 scam: Law expert demands interior minister’s sacking

A legal luminary and and Lead Director, Center for Social Justice, Eze Onyekpere, has called for the sack of the minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo by President Bola Tinubu.

Tunji-Ojo’s name has gradually been making wave following allegations that his company, New Planet Projects Limited was a beneficiary of a N3 billion largesse contracts awarded to some companies under questionable circumstance scandal by suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affa Barrister Vera Ndanusa irs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu.

The law expert described the contract as “a job for the boys” based on the time frame of awarding and delivery of the job.

He opined that the contracts were supposed to be advertised and then contractors will bid for it, according to the Guardian.

He said, “Looking at the time of the contracts award and the timeframe of delivery, you will know that this is just job for the boys. The jobs were supposed to be advertised and then people will bid, selected and then the contracts were supposed to be awarded to them but I have not heard that such was done.”

According to him, ”There is this term called revolving doors and the idea of revolving doors is that if you are a minister and I am also a minister, I can tell you to give line five million worth of job and I will also retaliate when the opportunity comes so there is a conflict of interest in what they have done.

“The section of the law, (section ), which talks about conflict of interest means that the fact that it is not whether his name is still there as a director but who is the beneficial owner at the end of the day in terms of the company’s net profit or loss? These are the questions so to tell Nigerians that it is your wife that it is your wife or husband that is a director, is there any difference? That company should have no business receiving government contracts.

So there is a conflict of interest here, they should actually query him and they should actually force him to resign or decide to fire him or warn deciding on the evidence.”

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