Former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reacted to the death of Justice Isiaka Isola Oluwa, who died on Saturday in his Illupeju residence in Lagos.
Tinubu, in a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA, signed by his spokesman, Tunde Rahman extended deep condolences to the Oluwa Family, adding that ‘he will be missed’.
He described the late Justice as “one of Nigeria’s most important jurists. Where others may have lost their beacon, he remained a shining example for the legal profession. He was a man of principle and remained true to his convictions throughout his life. Where others may have gone silent, Justice Oluwa stood up and was counted and fought for the cause of Lagos State.”
Tinubu revealed that Oluwa “stood, always, for what was right and good and eschewed the bad and immoral practices that would so have tempted a weaker and less honourable man.”
“His example taught those that came after how not to allow sentiment, fame or fortune becloud their judgment. He refused to pervert the course of justice and always followed the law without fear or favour. His many achievements on the bench and in retirement stand as a testament to his supreme character, integrity, courage, candour and dedication to the protection of the common man and the advancement of the Nigerian state.”
“Justice Oluwa was a pillar of his community and a never-ending font of wise and good counsel for later generations of legal scholars and political leaders including my own. He was fearless and did not compromise on his beliefs.”
“Justice Oluwa has been a wonderful ambassador for Nigeria.”