Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, representing Akoko North-East/North-West federal constituency of Ondo State in the House of Representatives, has officially resigned.
His resignation followed his confirmation as minister of interior and will be inaugurated today by President Bola Tinubu.
Tunji-Ojo conveyed his resignation in a letter addressed to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas.
In the letter, he said his resignation was prompted by his appointment to serve as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in President Bola Tinubu’s administration.
The lawmaker expressed his acknowledgement of the critical need for technocrats to contribute their expertise to the advancement and economic development of the nation at this time.
He appreciated President Tinubu for finding him worthy to serve the country in his new role as a minister, saying he is prepared to give his best for the renewed hope and agenda of the present administration.
“Our dear country is in dire need of collaborative and concerted efforts that would engender the much-needed advancement to greater heights and I have been appointed to contribute my quota to achieve that enviable objective as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the letter read in parts.
Tunji-Ojo who was initially assigned to oversee the newly created Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy was moved to the Ministry of Interior on Sunday night by the President.