THE Attorney General of the federation and minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said the reinstatement of former pension czar, Abdulrasheed Maina is not an issue.
The minister stated this in a discussion with TheInterview.
When asked what prompted his role in the scandal, Malami who said he doesn’t regret meeting with Maina in the United Arab Emirates insist that whatever role he played, in the latter’s case was done solely in public interest.
“The office of the Attorney General is the custodian of public interest and if the public interest demands that I should bring Maina back for the purpose of enhancing the capacity of the office to prosecute the pension syndicate, I could unilaterally exercise that decision. That decision has been vested in the office of the Attorney General. The idea of bringing Maina back is not an issue provided it is done in public interest, if indeed I have taken steps to do that.
“If a hundred Mainas that believe they have information to offer as far as the protection of national interest is concerned, I will meet them and I will do so again,” he said.
He also dismissed rumors making round that he intends to contest for the governorship election of his State, Kebbi, in the coming general election.