President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sympathy to the government and people of Kogi State over the death, today, June 28, of the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Nasir Ajana.
In a condolence message, President described late Justice Ajana as a brilliant legal luminary whose legal practice will remain a reference point.
“The late Chief Judge made a remarkable impact on the state, his chosen profession and community, with clear evidence that his death will create a huge gap in the judiciary.”
The President greeted the family of the late Judge, the Nigerian Bar Association and Body of Benchers over his demise.
He advised his family and all associates to find comfort in prayers and acceptance of the will of God, even as he prayed that Almighty God will grant the soul of the departed a peaceful rest.
President Buhari also sent sympathy message to the family of retired Colonel Honest Irmiya Stephens), the Hama Bachama and Paramount Ruler of Bachama Kingdom, who also died today.
He also condoled with the Bachama Kingdom, the government and people of Adamawa State, describing the late traditional ruler, who received his staff of office on December 15, 2013, as a committed peacemaker who served his community, state and the nation creditably.
According to President Buhari, the retired military officer and 28th ruler of Bachama Kingdom, distinguished himself in the Nigerian Army and devoted his post-service years to promoting the development of his people and fostering unity of his fatherland.
The President advised the Bachama Kingdom to elect a worthy successor, even as he prayed to God to console all those who mourn the departed traditional ruler and grant his soul eternal rest.