AGF Malami faults impeachment threats aacquirest President Buhari
– The attorney-general of the federation and minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, insists that any member of the National Assembly accused of any wrongdoing must be investigated
– He faults the lawmakers for challenging Buhari on insecurity and unemployment when they failed to pass the 2018 budget on time
– Mufutau Gbadamosi, the Olofa of Offa says his people will not be party to any attempt to ridicule Bukola Saraki
The attorney-general of the federation and minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has dismissed the impeachable issues raised against President Muhammadu Buhari by the National Assembly.
The Nation, citing a statement Malami made on Channels TV on Wednesday night, June 6, reported that the minister insisted that any member of the National Assembly accused of any wrongdoing must be investigated by the appropriate agency.
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He faulted the lawmakers for challenging Buhari on insecurity and unemployment when they had failed to pass the 2018 budget on time.
Malami said: “Issues were raised by the National Assembly during their session that they think constituted perhaps misconduct, but then within the context of the issues raised, we need to reassess them. Let us take, for example, the issue of insecurity or perhaps the issue that borders on unemployment, among others.
“For the past seven months, for example, the Executive placed the budget before the National Assembly for passage. For instance, you have around N1trillion that was intended to address insecurity but it has just been passed.
“On unemployment, over N900 billion was embedded in the budget and meant for social investment programme of the Federal Government. Within seven months period, senators, for instance, were taking over N3billion as wages within the seven months while the social security investment meant for the masses was not attended to.”
The minister said the appropriate agencies were obliged by law to investigate any lawmaker accused of wrong doing.