Rauf Aregbesola

‘I Don’t Know How Interior Ministry Operates’ – Rauf Aregbesola Cries Out

New Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola shocked all on Wednesday when he said he has no knowledge of how the ministry operates.

The minister, who visited the Interior Ministry shortly after he was inaugurated, said apart from stories about the ministry on the pages of the newspapers, 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 said.

The Nation reports that the minister instructed Georgina Ehuriah, the Permanent Secretary, 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,” he added.

However, Aregbesola 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,” he said, urging staff of the ministry to be ready for more work as he would be demanding much more from them.

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“Nigeria Should Have A National Day Of Crying Monthly” – Ex-Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola

The immediate past governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola has expressed concern about the relationship between the country’s growing population and the lean revenue accruing to the nation.

Aregbesola said: “we don’t remember that we are poor here in Nigeria. If we have a deep thought, we ought to have a day of weeping every month”.

He added, “If we don’t work harder to improve our fortunes, we would continue to be poor. In 2017, Brazil had a population of approximately 200 million people almost about what Nigeria had. That year, Brazil had a revenue of about $600 billion and a budget of $700 billion.

Nigeria in that same year made $13 billion and a budget of $23 billion. Are the two countries equal? “Today, OPEC allowed Nigeria to extract and sell 2million barrel of crude oil per day but we don’t get that quantity. Even if we get 2million barrel per day and if the price rises to $100 per barrel, it means our income will be $200 million.

”If you divide this by 200 million people, it amounts to $1 per every Nigerian. We have to check our population by practicing birth control. If we don’t address this, we would have huge problems to deal with. We would also need every able-bodied person to work.”

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