By Emmanuel Mogbede
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the loss of life of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Dahiru Musdapher, as painful and a loss to the judicial group and the nation.
In an announcement in Abuja on Tuesday by Mallam Bolaji Abudullahi, its National Publicity Secretary, the celebration stated that the deceased was a staunch proponent of judicial reforms within the nation.
Musdapher reportedly died in a London Hospital on Monday at 75, after battling with kidney-related illness.
The celebration urged Nigerians to take solace in the truth that the late chief justice lived an impactful life.
It stated that individuals near him fondly described him as “an avid reader who beloved Nigeria and had ardour for his job’’.
It recalled that apart his distinguished service to the nation because the 13th CJN, Musdapher served as Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Kaduna State and Chief Judge of Kano State.
“A staunch proponent for judicial reforms within the nation, the late Musdapher was a frontline bastion for the entrenchment of constitutional democracy within the nation.
“Indeed, his transition marks the exit of an awesome authorized icon and an astute adjudicator,’’ the APC stated.
Condoling with the quick household of the late justice and the Government and folks of Jigawa, the celebration prayed Almighty Allah to grant his soul everlasting relaxation.
The deceased left behind a spouse and three youngsters, together with Hadiza Mustapha, a Magistrate, and Kaloma Mustapha, a Media Aide to Jigawa Governor, Badaru Abubakar.
The Jigawa-born Musdapher was appointed Chief Justice of Nigeria on Aug. 27, 2011 and was sworn-in by former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Aug. 29.
He served as Chief Judge of Kano State between 1979 and 1985 and decide of the Court of Appeal between 1985 and 2003 from the place he joined the Supreme Court. (NAN)