After being sworn-in as the new minister of interior by President Muhammadu Buhari, the former governor of Osun state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said he has no knowledge of how the ministry operates.
The minister stated this on Wednesday, August 21, during his visit to the ministry shortly after he was inaugurated and assigned portfolio. The former governor admitted that he has no idea of the ministry's policies and operations apart from reading stories about the ministry on the pages of newspapers.
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He said: “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, Barrister Georgina Ehuriah, to continue running the ministry till Monday, August 26, when he would formally take over.
He said: “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. “I promise you a realistic, reasonable and commendable leadership."