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Impeachment: AGF Malami faults NASS’s 12 key resolutions against Buhari


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has stressed that the National Assembly can’t threaten President Muhammadu Buhari with impeachment.

He said this while faulting the lawmakers over some impeachable issues raised against Mr Buhari.

Featuring on Channels Television programme, The Core, the AGF also said lawmakers accused of wrongdoing will be investigated by the appropriate agency.

Mr Malami said instead of the National Assembly challenging Buhari on insecurity and unemployment, it should realise that it failed to pass the 2018 budget on time.

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He 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.

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“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.”

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