By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The newly appointed Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has promised the staff of the ministry purposeful leadership.
This is even as he admitted that he lacked the requisite knowledge to pilot the affairs of the ministry.
The Minister stated this when he visited the ministry after he was inaugurated and assigned portfolio alongside others nominees by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking at the ministry, Aregbesola said apart from stories about the ministry on the pages of the Newspaper, he had no idea of its policies and operations.
“My relationship with the ministry is distant. What I know about the ministry is what I read in the Newspapers,” he acknowledged.
Aregbesola therefore, instructed Barr. Georgina Ehuriah, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, who had been in charge since the dissolution of the last cabinet, to continue running the ministry until Monday when he will 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 former Osun State governor said.
Meanwhile, he assured staff of the ministry and personnel of all paramilitary agencies under its purview of purposeful leadership.
“I promise you a realistic, reasonable and commendable leadership”, while urging staff of the ministry to be ready for more work as he will be demanding much more from them.”