The newly appointed Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday confessed that he had little knowledge about the ministry he was posted to by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, he does not know about the policies and operations of the ministry beyond what he reads in newspapers.
The former Osun State governor made the confession when he visited the ministry shortly after he was inaugurated by the president in Abuja on Wednesday.
Aregbesola said: “I don’t really know much about the operations or policies of the ministry apart from stories about the ministry on the pages of newspapers. My relationship with the ministry is distant. What I know about the ministry is what I read in the newspapers.”
Aregbesola instructed the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Georgina Ehuriah, who had been in charge since the dissolution of the last cabinet, to continue running the ministry until Monday when he would formally take over.
“I will come to take over on Monday. I give the Permanent Secretary the grace to run the ministry till then. We will be ready by Monday to take on the huge assignment,” the minister stated.
He also assured the staff of the ministry and personnel of all paramilitary agencies under the ministry of purposeful leadership while urging them to be ready for more work as he would be demanding much more from them.
He said: “I promise you a realistic, reasonable and commendable leadership.”
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