… Says he won’t resign, but complete his tenure gloriously

Abiodun OBA

 

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has called for prosecution of journalists used by mischievous politicians.

Malami made the call Thursday in Abuja during his keynote address at a conference organised by the National Association of Judiciary Correspondents.

The AGF debunked reports in some quarters that he had resigned from office, while he urged media practitioners to be factual in their reportage.

The justice minister also said, “It is high time that we enhance media literacy for Nigerians to appreciate fact-checking and verification of information.

“Many who relied on some unprofessional information disseminators will be taken aback that the Malami that was claimed to have resigned as Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice was still seen in office discharging his functions including attending the Federal Executive Council meeting yesterday, granting interviews to journalists and still today declaring this conference open as the Attorney General of the Federation.

“There is naturally an end to everything. My tenure in office has not yet ended. I pray for a glorious end.”

Malami, 54, has been a prominent member of the cabinet of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), since 2015.

He is said to be highly regarded by the President who reportedly seeks his legal advice on major national matters. Buhari’s high estimation of Malami was confirmed last year when the President during an interview refused to “contradict his attorney general”.

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