The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, has debunked the rumors that debt recovery agents are his personal henchmen and not certified by the federal government.
Special Assistant to the Minister on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Gwandu made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
“Malami in his personal capacity does not have any personal debt collectors for the recovery of federal government debts.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the office of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice does not engage recovery agents based on personal gratification or individual’s inclinations.
“They belong to the Federal Government of Nigeria through the instrumentality of the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
“Such engagements were purely based on the interest of the general public, as a guiding principle.
“It is the same Federal Government that engaged the Trobell in the recovery of the unpaid Federal Government revenue that asked the agency to step down based on stakeholders’ decision.”
He maintained that the agents are not carrying out their activities for personal gain, rather on the basis of their nationalistic side.Photo Credit: Twitter