Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar
Malami, SAN has called on Muslims to fervently continue praying for a more peaceful and prosperous Nigeria.
Malami made the call after observing Eid prayer in Birnin-Kebbi in his Sallah message felicitating with Muslims faithful all over the world on the
occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Adha.
This is contained in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu,
Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, which was
made available to newsmen on Friday 31st day of July, 2020.
According to the Minister, the period of Eid of sacrifices comes with numerous lessons including sincerity, honesty, commitment, sacrifice, selflessness, introspection and empathy, among others.
Malami called for enhanced mutual understanding, peaceful co-existence, good neighborliness and needy-centered approaches during the Sallah celebration and beyond.
Malami, therefore, urged Muslims as they celebrate the Eid to continue
to be law-abiding and have sober reflection.
In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, Malami charged Muslims to observe
all laid down safety protocols and guidelines issued by the
authorities with a view to containing the spread of the disease in the
Responding to newsmen on the current media attack on his personality Malami said, “I think that is the burden of leadership. Whoever is appointed a leader, by God’s grace, it is only natural that in one way or the other one must be attacked. The good one has been doing can hardly be seen when one remains in office”.
“It has been a common tradition for people to attack the President, Governors and those in the helm of affairs or in leadership position and responsibility. I cannot, certainly, be an exception”.
“The good thing about it, our Constitution is clear, our law is clear where exist impunity and how can it be best handled and addressed. It is not about attack on personalities. It is about compliance with the law. We are there to fight impunity”.
“The bottom line is whether in the fight against impunity we are working in line and in tune with the law”.
He said that the greatest consideration is what is it that the Law provides and “whether indeed we operated within the spirit of the law or we have gone astray in compliance with the Law”.