President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Oyo State over the passing of an illustrious son, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Richard Osuolale Akinjide, (SAN).
President Buhari condoles with family members, friends, professional and political associates of the legal icon, who made remarkable impact on the country as Minister of Education in the First Republic, Minister of Justice and Attorney General in the Second Republic, and member of Judicial Systems Sub-committee of the Constitutional Drafting Committee of 1975-1977.
Naija News recalls Akinjide died at age 88 in the early hours of today, Tuesday, April 21 at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Oyo State, southwest Nigeria.
The President in a statement on Tuesday made available to newsmen by Mr. Femi Adesina, his special adviser on media and publicity, joins the Olubadan of Ibadan Court, Nigerian Bar Association and entire Judiciary in mourning the legal luminary, affirming that he used his rich experience and knowledge in serving the country and humanity.
President Buhari prays that the almighty God will grant the departed eternal rest, and comfort his family.
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