Obaseki, Obi Mourn  Ex-CJN, Kutigi

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Godwin Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and a former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, have mourned the passing of ex-Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Idris Kutigi, whose death in a London Hospital.

In a statement, Obaseki described Justice Kutigi, who died at age 78, as a quintessential justice, who served Nigeria meritoriously, contributing his quota to the development of the judiciary and to the Nigerian project in more ways than one.

According to him, “I commiserate with late Justice Kutigi’s family over the passing of the Justice, whose contribution to Nigeria and his home state, Niger, are as remarkable as they are noble. He embodied the spirit of a true Nigerian, working to advance the rule of law and upholding justice.”

Obaseki condoled with Kutigi’s immediate family, praying that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, adding, “he will be missed dearly by his immediate family, the Kutigi community in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State and Nigerians.

“I also condole with the state government and people of Niger over the loss of their illustrious son, whose attainment is worthy of emulation by all and sundry.”

In his reaction, Obi who is the Vice Presidential candidate of the (PDP) described late  Justice Idiris Kutigi as a consummate jurist, and  appealed to younger generation to emulate his courage, faithfulness to  the cause of justice and abiding faith in the country.