My leadership will be anchored on Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda

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By Ebere Agozie

Mr Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, the new Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice says he will anchor his leadership on President Bola Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda

Fagbemi said this when he assumed office as the Nigeria’s 24th Attorney-General, succeeding Abubakar Malami, who served in President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime for eight years on Monday in Abuja.

He noted that although expectations were high, he expressed readiness to work with the staff, adding that he would operate an open door policy and welcome constructive criticism.

“We will anchor everything on Mr President renewed hope agenda.

“Considering the strategic role that our ministry is positioned to play, I want you to partner with me, follow the rule, engage in constructive criticism, so that together we can redouble our efforts and get the job done,” he said.

Responding, Mrs Beatrice Jeddy-Agba, the Permanent Secretary and Solicitor General of the ministry in her  remarks noted that the ministry’s constitutional responsibilities and statutory mandates are enormous, she pledged the ministry’s support to achieving success.

“We will deploy all the human and material resources of the ministry and its parastatals to support and assist you in realising your set objectives”, she said

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Fagbemi arrived the ministry at 3:10 p.m. and was received by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary.

He was conducted round his office by the permanent secretary who introduced him to all the directors and heads of agencies under the ministry.

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Some of the heads of the agencies under the ministry that were present include: Buba Marwa, Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Tony Ojukwu, Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). (NAN)

Edited by Sadiya Hamza


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