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Tinubu’s reforms genuine, in Nigeria’s best interest: AGF Fagbemi

The AGF craved the support of Nigerians to ease the deliverance of Mr Tinubu’s goals.

• August 26, 2023
President Bola Tinubu and Lateef Fagbemi
President Bola Tinubu and Lateef Fagbemi

Lateef Fagbemi, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, has assured Nigerians that the reform agenda of President Bola Tinubu was genuine and in the nation’s interest.

Mr Fagbemi gave the assurance on Saturday in Abuja at a reception organised in his honour by his friends and associates.

The AGF craved the support of Nigerians to ease the deliverance of Mr Tinubu’s goals.

He described the president as a true democrat ready to work in the interest of Nigerians and return the country to the path of progress.

“If you look at his antecedents when he governed Lagos State, you will know that he should be a man to work with.

“A minister or worker is as strong, as powerful as his appointor wants him to be; that is a factor that has put me in a very comfortable position.

“It is not that I am expecting that there won’t be quarrel or misunderstanding. No, there will be, no doubt,” Mr Fagbemi said.

The AGF, while thanking his colleagues for their support since his nomination as a minister, promised not to disappoint them.

“I have heard all that you said, the admonitions and the pledges; I hold unto them. So, if I fail, it is all of us, and I am not going there to fail,” he said.

Mr Fagbemi, while applauding the virtues of Mr Tinubu, said it would not be difficult for him to impress on his principal to show fidelity to the rule of law because he is a true democrat.

In his remark, Wale Olanipekun, chairman of the occasion, described Mr Tinubu as a leader with listening ears and enormous respect for members of the Bar.

Mr Olanipekum expressed confidence that, given the diligence and brilliance of the AGF, it would not be difficult for him to “survive the banana peel and intrigues of politicians that would surround him.”

According to him, to balance the delicate situation, his new office required the AGF to be sober.

In his remark, a former AGF, Akin Olujinmi, tasked the justice minister to seek divine wisdom in managing the relationship between other ministers in the Federal Executive Council and lawyers deployed to Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs).

(NAN)

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