The Minister of Home Affairs, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has been invited by the Code of Conduct Bureau over his company's alleged involvement in a N438 million contract scam uncovered by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
The minister is accused of violating the Code of Conduct for Civil Servants and the CCB has opened an investigation into the matter.
An alleged Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs contract fraud benefited a company called New Planet Projects, which was allegedly owned by the minister.
The CCB invited the embattled minister to appear before it at the CCB Headquarters, Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, according to a document exclusively obtained by our correspondent on Monday.
The invitation of the office is subject to its authority and jurisdiction as stated in the Third Schedule, Part 1, 3(e) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, according to the document signed by Gwimi SP, the CCB director, research and monitoring, on behalf of CCB chairman Murtala Aliyu.
The letter addressed to the minister read: “The agency is investigating a case of alleged violation of the Code of Conduct for Civil Servants in which your name appears prominently. Therefore, you are invited for an interview scheduled as follows:
“Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Time: 11:00 am sharp. Location: CCB Headquarters 5th Floor, Annex III, Phase I, Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja.
“This invitation is in accordance with the mandate and powers of the Office as set out in the Third Schedule, Part I, Paragraph 3 (e) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended. Let yourself be properly guided.”