Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state gov

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has condoled with the family of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Dahiru Musdapher, who died Monday evening aged 75.

In a message of condolence issued by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, the Governor said the deceased made invaluable contributions to the development of the legal profession in the country.

“He was jurist’s jurist. He was a man of distinction and impeccable character. His life is an example in dedication and commitment to legal ethos, norms and values.

“In work or in retirement, Justice Musdapher exemplified all that was good and commendable about the legal profession. In the service of truth, justice and fairness, he made his mark.

“The thoughts and prayers of the people of Sokoto State are with the Musdapher family especially at this very difficult moment of grief.

“While we join you to mourn his painful departure, we are certain that you will find consolation in the fact that he had lived a worthy life, and stood as beacon of service, religious devotion and community leadership.

“Nigeria will remember him as a man who gave his best towards the development the country. His contributions have enriched legal jurisprudence. He has played his part well, and we pray to Almighty God to grant his soul eternal rest,” the Governor added.