President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Oyo State over the death of former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Richard Akinjide.
The erstwhile AGF died in the early hours of Tuesday in Ibadan after battling an undisclosed ailment aged 88.
Speaking through a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said it is sad that the country has lost an icon who used his knowledge and experience in serving the country and humanity.
The statement read: “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.”
Akinjide’s death comes days after Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to the President also passed away after suffering complications from the coronavirus pandemic.