The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, says the recovery agents engaged by his office are institutional recovery agents for the federal government.
Dr Umar Gwandu, Special Assistant to the Minister on Media and Public Relations made the clarification in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
“Malami in his personal capacity does not have any personal debt collectors for the recovery of federal government debts.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the office of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice does not engage recovery agents based on personal gratification or individual’s inclinations’’.
He said that none of those engaged by the Federal Government in the recovery of assets and generation of revenues belonging to the government work for “Malami”, as mischievously portrayed in some media.
“They belong to the Federal Government of Nigeria through the instrumentality of the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
“Such engagements were purely based on the interest of the general public, as a guiding principle’’.
The Minister reiterated that engagement of recovery agents was neither propelled by any ulterior motive nor any personal desire.
Nor was it for any personal benefit accruing to anyone, but by an unflinching patriotic commitment to get back for the country the revenue that belongs to it.
“It is the same Federal Government that engaged the Trobell in the recovery of the unpaid Federal Government revenue that asked the agency to step down based on stakeholders’ decision.
Edited By: Sadiya Hamza (NAN)
Buhari’s Executive Orders are aimed at complementing existing legislations – Malami
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, says the recently signed Presidential Executive Orders are aimed at complementing the existing legislations and ensure inter-agency coordination in the process of implementation.
Dr Umar Gwandu, Special Assistant to the Minister on Media and Public Relations, quoted the minister as saying this on Thursday in Abuja in a radio programme.
Malami said the Orders are to ensure constitutional compliance, enhancing operation, enforcement and application of legal provisions as well as providing necessary supervision required for enforcement.
He pointed out that the Executive Orders are naturally intended to force constitutional compliance which in the case of Section 121(3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria establishes the autonomy of the states legislatures and judiciary.
“The Executive Order is therefore a necessary tool for the purpose of bringing to effect such autonomy by way of assigning certain responsibilities, both institutional and otherwise necessary for the purpose of enforcing the autonomy.
“By way of example, therefore, if the Federal Government wants to withhold the resources of a State Government that refuses to comply with the constitutional provision relating to the autonomy of State Legislatures and Judiciary then the Federal Government may require the services of the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.
“Similarly, if the government wants the state legislature to be part of the process relating to appropriation, for example, agreement must be reached on the need for the state legislature to be alive to its responsibility.
He noted that for a coordinated institutional support, necessary and desirable for bringing to effect the operation, enforcement and application of a constitutional provision Executive Order becomes necessary.
“The Executive Order No.10 is meant to bring about the constitutionality
associated with the autonomy of the state legislature and judiciary.
“It also intend to achieve supervisory role by assigning responsibilities
and ensuring proper supervision desired for the purpose of enforcement
and application of autonomy constitutionally granted States legislature and judiciary by the Constitution.
Edited By: Sadiya Hamza (NAN)
Why I referred to Abacha loot as “Abacha Assets”- Malami
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN, has faulted those criticising him for describing the recently repatriated Abacha loots as “Abacha assets”.
Malami in a statement issued by Dr Umar Gwandu, his Special Assistant on Media on Wednesday in Abuja said his attention had been drawn to the needless media hype relating to purported characterisation of the recovered assets associated with the former Head of State as “Abacha Assets”.
He maintained that the choice of words was deliberate.
“It is to be noted that by way of antecedence, I have been consistently describing the recovered funds as “Abacha loot” at several fora during the process of recovery particularly before the eventual repatriation of the funds.
“The point needs to be made that when the seal of legitimacy was appended to the funds by way of repatriation it became an asset in favour of the Federal Government as a beneficial owner of same.
“Beyond the issues of verbal dexterity and vocal acrobatics, Nigerians should focus more on the effective utilisation of the recovered funds in accordance with the content of the signed tripartite agreement in the interest of Nigerians.”
He said that the use of the word `assets’ in relation to the post-recovery of looted funds is to qualify same as federal government assets.
“It is palpable that news about successful return of the looted assets have brought nightmares to nay-sayers and pessimists who wanted to frustrate the repatriation process through a campaign of calumny.
“They resorted to rhetoric instead of burying their heads in shame.”
He said that the return of the looted funds demonstrated not only commendable efforts of the present government, but also a pointer to the level of confidence, trust and respect the international community accorded the Buhari-led Federal Government.
Edited By: Sadiya Hamza (NAN)
Malami lauds Nigerian media for enhancing fight against corruption
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN on Sunday lauded the Nigerian media for enhancing the fight against corruption and protecting the tenets of democratic principles in the country.
Malami made this known in a statement issued by Dr Umar Gwandu, his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations in Abuja on the 2020 World Press Freedom Day, which is celebrated every 3rd of May
He also saluted the courageous support and efforts of the Nigerian journalist in upholding the rule of law.
Malami urged journalists to continue to uphold the ethics and virtues of their profession and guard against the `infodemic’ of spreading fake news, misinformation and distorted facts, especially in this period of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister expressed appreciation on the media’s role in informing the citizens on the activities of government and holding the government accountable in compliance with Section 22 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
He reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government in supporting the media.
“This is through the provision of unceasing conducive atmosphere for socially-responsible independent press with unhindered right of access to information within the context of promotion of public interest.”
Edited By: Sadiya Hamza (NAN)
Malami donates food items to indigent families in Kebbi
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Friday donated ten truckloads of assorted food stuff to over five thousand indigent households in Kebbi.
In a joint statement issued on Friday by Dr Umar Gwandu, the Minister’s Special Assistant on Media, the donation was made through the Khadimiyya for Justice and Development Initiative, an NGO founded by the Minister.
He said the gesture was part of Malami’s desire to improve the living condition of the people in line with the objectives of President Muhammadu Buhari’s public oriented administration.
“The donation will serve as palliatives against hardship occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic, and also assist the less privileged members of the society, especially in this period of Ramadan fast.
“The Minister directed that priority should be accorded to the orphans, disabled, widows, the less privileged, religious leaders and most vulnerable amongst the five thousand households’’.
He said Malami also called on the Muslim faithful in the state to use the blessed month of Ramadan to pray for the end of the pandemic, peaceful co-existence and ease from the current challenges.
The items donated include 2,600 bags of rice, 1,000 bags of Sugar, 300 cartons of Spaghetti, 1,000 bags of Millet, and 1,000 gallons of vegetable oil.
Edited By: Sadiya Hamza (NAN)
Malami mourns Kyari, says Nigeria will miss a patriot
span id=”yMail_cursorElementTracker_1587214018863″>Nigeria will miss a Patriot, Malam Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari’s
who died on Friday.
Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN,
said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by Dr
Umar Gwandu his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relation.
He said t
he news of the death of late Kyari flung the country in deep pain and immutable agony.
“Kyari was a paragon of virtue, patriotic citizen who rendered selfless service to Nigeria.
“As a dedicated individual with an unflinching commitment, his passion to nation building was unwavering, he was indeed, loyalty personified.
“I express my heartfelt condolences to the Presidency, the family of Late Malam Abba Kyari and the entire nation on this irreparable lost.
The Minister added that the death is indeed a crumble of a giant pillar.
The Minister prayed the Almighty Allah to grant him Jannatul Firdaus.
Edited By: Sadiya Hamza (NAN)
Covid 19: Malami urges Governors to ensure speedy decongestion of Custodial Centres
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has written to Governors of the 36 states to draw their
attention on the need for speedy decongestion of Custodial Centres.
Malami in a statement issued in Abuja by
Dr Umar Gwandu, his Special
Assistant on Media in said
President Muhamamdu Buhari had
approved urgent measures to be taken towards the speedy decongestion of correctional centres across the country in view of the COVID–19 Pandemic.
The Minister said that
from available records, the inmate population at the various custodial
centres across the country presently stands at 74,127 out of which 52,226 inmates are awaiting trial persons (ATPs)
He added that most of
these centres are presently housing inmates beyond their capacities.
“The development poses a potent threat to the health of the
inmates and the public in general in view of the present circumstances, hence the need for urgent steps to bring the situation under control.
“In the light of the above, Mr President requests all Executive Governors to request their State Chief Judges to embark on visits to all correctional centres within their respective States to identify and release deserving inmates where that has not been done already”.
the Chief Judges to consider conditional or unconditional release of ATPs who have spent six years or more in custody and those who have no confirmed criminal cases against them.
“Other inmates to be considered include the aged, those with terminal illnesses, low risk offenders, those with no sufficient legal basis to remain in custody and convicts of minor offences with or without option of fines.
” Also included are those who have less than 3 years term left to serve having served a substantial term of their jail term for offences that attract five years and above”.
Malami also said that payment of fines may be made in favour of inmates convicted of lesser offences with option of fine, who are in
custody because of their inability to pay such fines.
He notified them to take measures to
facilitate the setting up of their respective State Prerogative of Mercy Committees in order to recommend deserving cases for release on grounds of pardon or clemency in line with Constitutional provisions.
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Nigeria’s war on corruption non-discriminatory – Malami
The Federal Government’s fight against corruption in the country is impartial, objective and non-discriminatory.
Minister of Justice, Abubakar
Malami,SAN, said this on Wednesday in a statement issued by his media aide, Dr Umar Gwandu, while responding to claims contained in a letter allegedly written by a U.S. senator commenting on the issue
He described allegations on use of the fight for political witch-hunting as unfounded, baseless and devoid of factual proof.
“The evidence on ground establishes that the federal government’s operations in the fight against corruption are carried out without fear or favour”.
He said “members of the ruling or opposition parties are in no way spared in view of numerical data of recorded judicial convictions.”
Malami noted that the efforts to have a corruption – free Nigeria are devoid of any political inclinations
as recent convictions recorded were against the members of APC (the ruling political party) and PDP (the opposition political party).
He maintained that an unblemished record of successful performance in the fight against corruption has in effect established the conclusion that the allegation of political inclination is baseless and unfounded.
Courts are expected to sit, dispense time-bound cases during lockdown – Malami says
Courts are expected to attend to matters that are urgent, essential or time-bound, even during the lockdown, Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has said.
Malami said this in a statement issued by Dr Umar Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Minister.
“Speedy dispensation of justice is a cardinal principle of the Justice Sector Reform of the present administration, hence, time-bound cases are treated with dispatch and accorded the required attention,” Malami said.
Malami had given the directive of the speedy dispensation of time-bound cases in a letter addressed to all heads of court dated April 1, conveying the COVID 19 Regulation 2020.
He said that the earlier directive issued by the Chief of Justice of Nigeria (CJN) is in tandem with the COVID-19 Regulations 2020 made pursuant to Quarantine Act 2004 by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR).
Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
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COVID-19: FG takes bold steps to decongest Nigerian Correctional Service -Malami
The takesFederal Government has taken bold steps to further decongest the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) formations as a measure to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has said.
Malami said that President Muhamadu Buhari has
been mindful of the need to decongest prisons with particular regards
to the fact that around 79 per cent of the inmates of the NCD were awaiting trial.
Malami made this known in a statement by Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, His Special
Assistant on Media and Public Relations on Friday.
Malami said President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted the
Presidential Committee for the decongestion of the
Correctional Centres across the country.
He said the Committee
which is coordinated by the Federal Ministry of Justice, has recorded great success.
Malami said the Committee comprised of the Minister of Interior, Attorney-General of the Federation, Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Decongestion of Correctional Service
Centres; the Chief Justice of the FCT and the Comtroller-General of the NCD in order to reconsider what measures could be put in place for decongestion of Correctional Service
Centres in view of the present health challenges.
He said the Committee recommended that Courts, Federal Ministry of Justice, the Correctional Service
formations, Governors, Attorney-Generals of States, among others
be encouraged to intensify actions to ensure that the
Correctional Service formations are not further congested taking into consideration the prevailing health challenges associated with Covid- 19.
The Committee requested that Mr. President may wish to consider his powers of Prerogative of
Mercy in speeding of decongestion, while Governors of States and their CJs be encouraged to visit correctional service formations for the purpose of decongestion.
The Committee is of the view that the Federal Executive Council and the State Governments be encouraged to consider payment of fines in respect of minor offences for those categories of inmates that could not afford paying of same in respect of offences
that attract fines arising from the convictions.
Part of the resolutions were also that Correctional Service should, as well, consider the possibility of moving inmates from congested Correctional Service Formations to
centres that are less congested and have space for accommodation of
inmates, among others.
By way of long term measures, the possibility of amending the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by way of
considering an amendment that will move the
Correctional Service formations from Exclusive to Concurrent Legislative List
among others is equally considered.
The categories of inmates that will be considered most are those that
stayed in Correctional Service Centres for a period above ten years,
those that stayed as inmate for a longer period without any documentation relating to their detention, those that have the option
of fine, those that have been in the Centers on holding charges in
respect of offences that the Magistrate that sent them to Correctional
Service Formations do not have the jurisdiction to try the cases,
among others, but excluding those inmates serving jail terms for capital offences such as murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, rape and treason among others.
Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
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