From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The Nasarawa State Ministry of Justice has donated a Peugeot 406 car to its retired Director, Public Prosecution (DPP), Mr Mamaki Agum for his dedication and hardwork while in active service.
The vehicle was presented to Mr Agum on Saturday in Lafia at a ceremony organised for him and a staff of the Ministry, Justice Ishaku Usman, Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary in the ministry, who was recently elevated to the position of a High Court Judge.
Presenting the car key to the retiree, the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr Abdulkarim Kana, said the car was a reward for his hardwork, dedication and commitment to duty during his service to the state.
Dr Kana described the retired director as an embodiment of knowledge of legal practice and processes that the government would still tap from, considering his vast wealth of experience.
He assured that the ministry would continue to engage the retired director in any ad hoc responsibility when the situation presents itself to enable the public benefit from his wealth of experience.
“This vehicle was not procured by the government of Nasarawa State, it was procured by the Ministry of Justice through sourcing of funds and the vehicle was to be given as a gift and that is why the vehicle is transferred to Mr Agum as his retirement gift.
“For my Lord who has been elevated, he is still a staff of Nasarawa State government and he has not retired yet and we are still working together,” the commissioner said.
He described the elevated PS as highly knowledgeable, accountable, dedicated and humble and advised him not to be bias and sentimental in his judgments.
Responding on behalf of the celebrants, Justice Usman said they were humbled by the kind words and gifts given to them by the ministry.
He promised that he will carry out his responsibility as a judge with the fear of God and to the best of his ability in line with the law.