Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Sunday paid his last respect to the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajana who passed on earlier today.
Bello was at the Gudu Cemetery Abuja to witness the burial rites of the late Chief Judge who died at age of 64.
In a release signed by his Chief Press Secretary Onogwu Muhammed, the governor was accompanied with some of his aides including the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Mohammed Ibrahim (SAN); Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Audu and others.
He thanked Kogi sons and daughters in Abuja for sympathising with the family members of the late legal luminary during their trying moment.
Governor Bello has earlier in his condolence message described the late Chief Judge as a legal icon who stood for the cause of justice and defended the Rule of Law while doing his best to smoothen collaboration between the Executive and Judicial arms of Governments as the State’s Chief Judge.
He noted that the late Chief Judge had also served at the National level in several capacities meritoriously.
Bello described Ajana as a fearless judge who was renowned for demanding discipline in his court and delivering thorough and sound judgments.
The Governor noted that Kogi State has lost a legal luminary who bestrode the heights of his chosen profession like a colossus and cast his shadow far beyond the confines of the state.
Bello condole the immediate family of the late Chief Judge and the state’s judiciary over the irreparable loss.
He prayed God to grant the soul of the deceased Aljanna fidaus and fortitude for his family to bear the irreparable loss.