The office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice received a total of 18,388 mails in 2021.
This was disclosed in a statement by Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, to the AGF, Dr Umar Gwandu.
According to the statement, the AGF, Abubakar Malami, SAN, received those letters between January 2 and December 24, 2021.
The statement also noted that the number of mails treated by the AGF within the outgoing year, increased by 4,661, compared to 13,772 mails he received in 2020.
Gwandu revealed that the mails were sent to his office by government agencies, law firms, private individuals, as well as Civil Society Organizations.
“A point of interest associated with the volumes of the mails treated is the fact that in addition to the quantum, enormity of the mails received and treated, the opinions, decisions and actions of the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice arising from the mails have translated into major policy impact on the position of Federal Government relating to Justice sector reform, security, economy and the fight against corruption, among others, in the country.
“The breakdown showed that in the first quarter, Malami treated a total number of 1,317 from various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government, 1,687 mails received from law firms, 1,516 mails from Private Individuals while a total number of 391 mails were received from Civil Society Organizations making a total of 4,911 mails treated from January to March 2021.
“In the second quarter, several Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government sent 1,336 mails to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, 416 mails were received from numerous law firms, 1,652 mails from different private individuals and 268 mails from Civil Society organizations totalling to 3,672 mails received from April to June.
“Within the third quarter, a total number of 5,113 mails were received 1,596 of which are from Ministries, Departments and Agencies, 1,432 mails from law firms, 1,731 from private individuals and 354 mails received from Civil Society organizations from July to September.
“Similarly, no fewer than 4,692 mails were received in the fourth quarter of the year; 1,470 treated mails were received from Government Agencies, 1,496 mails from Law Firms, 1,579 from Private Individuals and 147 mails from Civil Society Organizations.
“The total sum of mails received from Government Agencies from January to December 2021 amount to 5,719, while 5,031 mails were received from Law Firms, 6,478 mails from Private Individuals and 1,160 from Civil Society Organizations”, the statement further read.