Group Commends AGF Fagbemi for Commitment to Rule of Law, Others

Sunday Okobi

The Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA Global Resource Initiative) has commended the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Prince Lateef O. Fagbemi (SAN), for his exemplary performance in a relatively short period in office.

 It noted that Fagbemi’s “unwavering commitment to the rule of law and the constitution since taking office has garnered admiration for Nigeria on the international stage. We at Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA) express our appreciation for your contributions to the advancement of the rule of law, justice, and human rights in the best interests of Nigerians.

The masses-based human rights and anti-corruption organisation committed to equity and justice in its service to humanity, said in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Buna Olaitan Isiak, that it has closely “observed your dedicated service and ethical conduct since assuming the role of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice. Your exemplary performance in a relatively short tenure is commendable.

“Your office has demonstrated a sophisticated and responsible approach to upholding the rule of law and justice.” 

–“Notably, the protection and well-being afforded to protesters during recent demonstrations set a positive precedent, emphasising citizens’ rights and freedoms guaranteed by the constitution.”

Isiak added that “under your leadership, the Ministry of Justice has prioritized the welfare of its staff, fostering improved performance. Your impartial handling of diverse perspectives and legal disputes reflects neutrality and objectivity.

“Your efforts to ensure that anti-graft agencies adhere to the rule of law seamlessly, transparently, and consistently are noteworthy. Internationally, legal matters concerning Nigeria have been professionally managed, enhancing the country’s image before global human rights organisations and foreign investors. Accept assurances of our highest regards.”

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