- The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, said he did not lobby to be a minister in President Bola Tinubu's cabinet
- Fagbemi said he accepted to serve in President Tinubu's administration to contribute his quota to Nigeria's development
- The Justice minister added that he did not have a CV as of the time he was nominated because he never lobbied for the position
As reported by Nigerian Tribune, Fagbemi said he was surprised when he was nominated as a ministerial nominee.
Why I accepted to be Tinubu's Justice Minister, Fagbemi
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said he accepted President Tinubu’s ministerial appointment because he wants to contribute his quota to the progress and development of Nigeria.
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He stated this while speaking at a reception hosted by members of the Emmanuel Chambers led by Aare Afe Babalola, SAN, in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state over the weekend.
I did not lobby to be Tinubu's minister
Fabgbemi disclosed that he did not lobby for the ministerial appointment and, hence, was surprised by his nomination.
He called on professionals and technocrats to join and not to leave the business of governance alone to the politicians.
“I did not submit any application nor lobby to be made the minister. I know a lot of people have been insinuating and I can say that I don’t know anything about the ministerial nomination. The president told me, "Don’t allow anyone to deceive you, I want you that is why I appointed you. In fact, I did not have a CV as of the time I was nominated because I have never needed it in my life and when I got to the DSS, they were surprised I didn’t have a prepared CV.”
At another event, Fagbemi the President Bola Tinubu-led administration would improve on the condition of service and the remuneration of judicial officers, The Nation reported.
The Justice Minister said the FG will increase the number of Supreme Court Justices, as required by the Constitution.
Lawyer lauds Tinubu's choice of Fagbemi, counsels AGF
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ekemini Eboro, a Lagos-based legal practitioner has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the appointment of Lateef Fagbemi as the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
In a chat with Legit.ng, the lawyer noted that Fagbemi is experienced and qualified for the nation's judiciary top job as he has distinguished himself in the profession with an enviable rank.
Tinubu's Justice minister-designate Fagbemi appears in tribunal
Fagbemi is the lead counsel to Governor Alex Otti, the candidate of the Labour Party, in the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) and their candidates, Chief Okey Ahiwe and Chief Ikechi Emenike, respectively.