Sen Basiru calls for immediate removal of Malami as AGF




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…says anyone who cannot rise above primordial sentiments need not occupy position of trust

By Chibuike Nwabuko

(Sundiata Post) – Federal lawmaker representing Central Senatorial District, Senator Ajibola Basiru has called for immediate removal of Abubakar Malami as the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.

The call is coming against the backdrop of the statement credited to the Attorney General of the Federation, wherein he equated grazing activities of killer herdsmen with southerners selling spare parts in the .

Dr. Basiru who spoke in his personal capacity as a patriot and Senator said “it was not dignifying of the status of the Nation’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice to such remarks.

The Senator said equating the activities of archaic nomadic herdsmen destroying peoples means of livelihood with legitimately carrying on businesses by selling spare parts in their shops stand logic on its head.

He noted that perhaps, the Attorney General of the Federation forget that Nigeria is a federal system with the states empowered to and implement laws for the peace, order and good of or any part of their respective . This power is derived from the Constitution, which with the Land Use Act, vested on the Governors the of all land within the territory of the .

He challenged the AGF to cite relevant sections of the constitution which allowed the herders to trespass on other land and destroy the crops in the guise of freedom of movement adding that AGF’s comment is less than patriotic.

He observed that the quest to promote unity and prosperity of Nigeria is the utmost responsibility of and actions of in authority be seen to protect the corporate existence the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

This primacy of this onerous responsibility cannot be over emphasized in the face rising tensions along ethnic/regional fault lines have damaged national unity.

The Senator noted statement of the Attorney General is one capable of derailing the unity, peace and progress of Nigeria and therefore called for the immediate removal from of the AGF saying “anyone who cannot rise above primordial sentiments and pursuit of parochial ethnic agenda need not occupy position of trust especially at this time of sectional agitations”.

The Senator therefore advised those who have no meaningful contributions to national discourse operating on the basis of equity and justice to keep quiet and rubbishing the Buhari led APC government.

“These kind of statements has made Nigeria a laughing stock in the comity of Nations and fact they ridicule the Administration of Buhari.

“These statements are not giving hope to those at the receiving end of the activities of the herdsmen.