The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has his hands “stained” in the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the presidential task force team on pension reforms, into the federal civil service.
Melaye stated this on Tuesday, while contributing to a debate on Maina’s reinstatement.
The motion was sponsored by Isah Misau, the Senator representing Bauchi central.
Melaye further alleged that Malami has been abusing his office and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to separate the AGF’s office from the Minister of Justice’s.
“It is pathetic. I want to ask this question to the executive; should we continue in sin and ask grace to abound? Time after time, the AGF and minister of justice has abused this office. We are not talking about Maina,” he said.
“We should talk about the integrity of the AGF and minister of justice. If the law officer has his hands stained then the entire nation is one a stained.
“Mr President is a good man and he means well but he is surrounded by cankerworms and caterpillars. We should have the audacity to take strong decisions. Nigerians would understand why the office of AGF and minister of justice is separated. We must recommend to the president that the AGF has displayed gross incompetence for the office it is occupying.”