Kutigi will be remembered for building independent, impartial judiciary – Buhari

Kutigi will be remembered for building independent, impartial judiciary – Buhari
October 21 16:55 2018

By Ahmed Idris

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Kutigi family on the passing of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi.

The President also commiserated with members of the judiciary and legal profession, the government and people of Niger State on the death of the eminent jurist, who was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1992 and named as Chief Justice in 2007.

He said the deceased would be long remembered and honoured for his visionary roles and contributions in the advances the country has made towards building a strong, independent and impartial judiciary, which is sine qua non for democracy to thrive.

The President said the former CJN’s bold and articulate judicial decisions, advocacies on access to justice for all and protection of judicial independence are extant signposts for the advancement of the noble profession in the country and beyond.

He urged all who mourn the late jurist to honour his memory by working for a better and just society, in addition to upholding the virtues associated with him during his lifetime of long and dedicated service to the nation.

The President prayed almighty God to comfort Kutigi’s family, friends and associates and grant eternal rest to the soul of the departed.