Abubakar Malami the Attorney General of the Federation has revealed the one thing President Buhari is determined to achieve in office.
Umar Gwandu, his special assistant on media and public relations issued the statement oh Malami’s behalf on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, which holds annually on November 2 .
AGF Malami said it is gratifying to note that “Nigeria is no longer among the countries with impunity for crimes against journalists”, referring to the 2020 Global Index for Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists released on Wednesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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This online news platform understands that the report indicated that Nigeria is the only country that came off the index from 2019.
The Minister of Justice said before the administration of President Buhari, Nigeria had ranked 13th across the globe and used to be among top three African countries with impunity for crimes against journalists only after Somalia and South Sudan.
AGF Malami attributed the feat achieved by Nigeria in the new index to the “deliberate and committed efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government through the implementation of many reforms in the Nigerian justice sector to include increased access to justice, speedy justice dispensation, decongestion of Nigeria’s correctional centers and judicious implementation of the Criminal Justice Act and Justice Sector reforms.
“With the solid foundation of reformed justice sector to be bequeathed by Buhari Administration, never again will Nigeria feature among nations where journalists, citizens and inhabitants of the country will suffer from any form of impunity in the future.”
He said the recent developments in Nigeria’s international arbitration against P&ID and some international oil companies are indicators of resolute determination of the federal government to bring to an end the era of impunity and lack of adherence to due diligence and rule of law in governmental operations.
The minister said government is working to ensure safety of journalists against rhetorical aggression, trolling, incursion of privacy, phishing and cyber attacks.
AGF Malami added that that with the implementation of cybercrime Act 2015, the incidents of cyber-related crimes would be minimized.