Senate Minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has berated the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), over his comment on the ban on opening grazing in the Southern part of the country.
Recall that Malami on Wednesday during an interview on a Channels Television condemned the ban by 17 Southern governors on open grazing.
The minister said the resolve to ban open grazing in the south is equivalent to prohibiting spare parts trading in the north.
But in a statement on Thursday by his media, Uchenna Awom, Abaribe said the statement made by Malami on spare parts trade exposes a “dangerous mindset” that promotes division.
The lawmaker noted that there is no correlation between spare parts sellers in a rented shop and herdsmen taking their cows into people’s lands.
He said: “What’s the correlation between spare parts sellers in a rented shop or government properly designated area and marauding Fulani herders destroying farms, killing and raping thus trampling on people’s private properties and means of livelihood?
“Such a divisive statement from a top federal government official, in fact, the chief legal adviser to the federal government at that, exposes a very dangerous mindset.
“This disposition has, no doubt, raised the tension in Nigeria to a frightening level. Why should an attorney-general of the federation be so fixated on evoking ethnic/regional fault lines when duty calls for him to be a statesman.
“It is disheartening that Mr Abubakar Malami has chosen to debase our country. He has indeed questioned Nigeria’s unity. Very unfortunate.”
Source: Naija News