Socio-cultural Groups under the aegis of Ethnic Youth Leaders have said that ministerial nominee, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji Ojo is eminently qualified and competent for the appointment.
Recall that the ministerial nominee, who is a serving House of Representatives member, is currently enmeshed in a scandal surrounding his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme certificate.
Reacting to the development, Ethnic Youth Leaders, comprising of Ohanaeze Youth Movement, South-South Apex Youth Movement and Arewa Consultative Youth Movement, in a joint statement by their leaders, Odoemena Alexander, Patrick Obieri, and Ojukwu Celestine, said the lawmaker is qualified and competent for the ministerial appointment, and complied fully to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Act.
According to them, Tunji Ojo possesses what is required to make Nigeria proud in his new national assignment.
The group said, “The scandal surrounding Tunjiojo National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate is nothing more than mere cooked up allegations by detractors. We all witnessed what Ojo who represents Akoko North East/North West Federal Constituency, achieved as a member of the House of Representatives.
“As a lawmaker, he succeeded in bringing the long desired dividends of democracy to his constituents. His Akoko constituency was transformed and has continued to witness a great deal of economic growth and development all because of the infrastructural development which he facilitated in the federal constituency. We urge the Senate to ignore detractors and clear this admirable, promising young man. We are confident that he will bring his experience to bear in the discharge of his national assignment.”