By Steve Oni, Ilorin
The Emir of Ilorin,
Alh Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has described the death of the former President of Appeal Court, Justice Mamman Nasir as a great
loss to the nation.
The emir in his condolence message signed by the National Secretary of
Shehu Alimi Foundation for Peace and Development, Mallam Abdulazeez
Arowona, said His Lordship, the late Justice Mamman Nasir will remain in the hearts of Nigerians forever.
He described Nasir as an epitome and embodiment of peace, equity and justice .
He recalled the late jurist’s roles towards ensuring the emergence
of a new Nigeria through selfless service and placement of national
interest above other matters.
“He was indeed an incorruptible judicial officer whose penchant for rule of law and fundamental human right was never negotiable. Working with him at every stages of his life on the bench was a lifelong experience that could happen to any judicial officer due to his display of genuine love for the nation as well as providing
reliable mentorship platforms for younger generations in a bid to
sustaining his good leadership and giving the nation the best judicial
practices in years to come.
“My relationship with him remained cordial even when he retired as the
Appeal Court President in 1992 and was turbaned as the Galadiman
Katsina while I resigned as the Presiding Justice of the Court of
Appeal, Lagos Division in 1995 to become the 11th Emir of Ilorin.
“His contributions to the peace and harmony of the Northern region and
Nigeria at large cannot be underestimated due to his wise counsel and
firm stance on issues of national interest among others. He was a
dependable elder-statesman with strong passion for national unity.
“Late Mamman Nasir will surely be missed by Nigerians who believe in
the peace, unity and progress of the nation,”the emir stated.
Sulu- Gambari condoled with the Katsina Emirate Council,
government and people of Katsina state as well as the family of the
late jurist, praying God to grant them the fortitude to bear the