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 on Monday in Abuja as he resumed as the Nigeria’s 24th Attorney-General, succeeding Abubakar Malami, who served in President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime for eight years.
He noted that although expectations are high, he expressed readiness to work with the staff and added that he will 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 efforts and get the job done,” he said.
Responding, Mrs Beatrice Jeddy-Agba, the Permanent Secretary and Solicitor General of the ministry, in her welcome remarks noted that the ministry’s constitutional responsibilities and statutory mandate is enormous, pledging the ministry’s support to achieve 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 Mr Fagbemi arrived at 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.
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)