Ex-Gov splashes N250m at AGF Malami’s book launch


A former Governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari says he bought 250 copies of a book written by Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami for N250 million.

On Thursday, Malami launched the book titled: ‘Traversing The Thorny Terrain of Nigeria’s Justice Sector: My Travails and Triumphs’.

The book was launched at an event in Abuja, the country’s capital.

Malami used the book to chronicle his successes and challenges as the AGF and minister of justice for eight years under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking during the event, Yari, who was the chief launcher, said the book will be useful to persons who are hoping to follow the footsteps of Malami as Attorney-General.

“My own is a simple business — to launch the book, name the amount of launching and state how it is going to look like in the market,” he said.

“It is a very rich book for anyone that may eventually look at it, read it and especially those that will likely follow his (Malami) steps after office.

“The book will be priced at launching for N50,000 per copy and a market price of N5,000.

“I, the chief launcher, bought about 250 copies of this book for the cost of N250 million.

“Some of my friends that were supposed to be here and absent.

“I spoke to them from home they asked me to buy each copy at N1 million, that is N25 million for 25 copies. Auwal Lawal Gombe — also 25 copies for N25 million.

“The total from my own side is going to be N300 million.”

Yari will represent Zamfara west senatorial district in the 10th national assembly.

The former governor is eyeing the senate presidency and he has commenced campaign activities to achieve his ambition.

However, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has nominated Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom, for the position.In May 2022, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Yari over alleged fraud relating to the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P).

The former Zamfara Governor was arrested in connection to the fraud allegations levelled against Ahmed Idris, the suspended accountant-general.