The Director General of the National Institute of Legislative Studies in the Nigerian National Assembly has offered a heartfelt apology to Hon. Oyetunde Ojo over the website error which caused some confusion and embarrassment last week.
In a letter, signed by M.O. Moshood, the Administrative Officer, the institute’s DG expressed his apology to the Honorable over what he described as “the gross misrepresentation of your bio-data on the National Assembly website.”
“I would like to inform you that necessary corrections have been made and same had been effected on the website,” the apology letter read further. “Please accept the warm regards of the Director General.”
Last week, the House of Representatives member, representing Ekiti West/Ijero/Efon-Alaaye Federal Constituency II, had to endure a tumultuous time as a section of the media falsely accused him of age falsification presenting the wrong data found on the National Assembly website. According to the information on the site, Hon. Ojo got into Journalism school in 1988 at the age of 9 and finished 6 years later at the age of 15 with a Diploma in Journalism. It also implied that the Honorable was at that exact time acquiring secondary school education simultaneously from 1988 to 1994.
A section of the media jumped on the story, claiming Hon. Ojo lied about his qualifications and was therefore unfit for office. Analysis suggest the stories were sponsored by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and other anti-progressive bodies.
Hon. Ojo is expected to make a statement on the matter in the coming days.