President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the news of the death of a one-time Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Prince Bola Ajibola, SAN.
Buhari, in a message signed by Femi Adesina, his spokesperson, condoled with the family of the renowned jurist, who passed on at 89.
He also commiserated with the legal community in Nigeria and worldwide.
He noted that the lawyer used his God-given knowledge, intellect and talent to advocate for justice, fairness and equity in all his undertakings within and outside Nigeria.
Buhari averred that the late Ajibola, having risen to the pinnacle of his career, took his brilliance in law practice to the International Court of Justice at The Hague, where he served meritoriously between 1991 and 1994.
Ajibola was also the Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2002.
According to Buhari, Ajibola contributed immensely to the development of Nigeria’s legal system while he served as the Attorney General and Minister of Justice at a critical period in the nation’s history.
Buhari’s message was also extended to the government and people of Ogun State, Ajibola’s home state.