The Attorney-General of the Federation, (AGF), and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has been named: “Golden Symbol of Nigerian Youths”.
Malami, who is from Kebbi State, was conferred with the “Omoluabi” of Oduduwa Youth Worldwide yesterday.
The leader, Akinyele Olasumbo, described the AFG as “a patriotic and selfless Nigerian who ensures constitutional democracy and that justice is served without fair or favour”.
Recall that the controversial AGF has been in the spotlight over his comments on a number of national issues.
Malami condemned the Southern Governors’ opposition to open grazing and maintains states cannot collect Value Added Tax (VAT) collection by states.
Also, the minister, who insists that the federal government will not reveal Boko Haram sponsors’ names, has been accused of disregarding court orders, among others.
But yesterday, a non-governmental organisation praised him for “exhibiting charismatic leadership qualities that culminated into monumental contribution to the dispensation of justice system”.
A statement by the minister’s spokesman, Umar Gwandu, quoted the director, Abubakar M. K. as saying Malami’s “hard work, honesty and enthusiasm demonstrates as a man of amazing legal acumen”.
Abubakar said the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has been fighting corruption under the Buhari administration with doggedness.
“The entire Nigerian youth are also not unaware of your immense, notable and laudable contribution to economic growth, political stability and support for the survival of democracy in Nigeria”, he said.