Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has said he would wish to leave office when his tenure as minister expires.
Speaking during a media conference with the National Association of Judiciary Correspondents (NAJUC), Abuja chapter on Thursday, Malami said reports that he had resigned, when he was still in the office discharging his functions, attending the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, and granting press interviews, were false.
“There is naturally an end to everything. My tenure in office has not yet ended. I pray for a glorious end,” he said.
Malami appealed to journalists to refrain from publishing fake news, hate speeches, sedition, and libelous reports capable of inciting violence before, during, and after the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
“It is high time that we enhance media literacy for Nigerians to appreciate fact-checking and verification of information,” he said.
“You are journalists in the Nigerian Justice Sector because Nigeria exists as an entity. We cannot afford to spill the beans on account of the mischievous actions and inactions of some who claim to be journalists.
“There have to be consequences for the conduct of the journalists that offer themselves to conscription by agents of destruction that make it their stock in trade to spread fake information about personalities and issues.”