President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Richard Akinjide (SAN).
The Nigerian leader mourned Akinjide in a condolence message issued by his media aide, Femi Adesina, to the government of Oyo State, the Olubadan-in-Council and the Akinjide family, on Tuesday.
President said the late Akinjide served Nigeria and humanity with his rich experience and knowledge, adding that the remarkable impact of the legal icon will not be forgotten.
“President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with 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.
“The President 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”, the statement said.