Ganduje condoles with family, mourns Justice Abubakar Wali

KANO State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that the death of former Supreme Court Justice, Abubakar Bashir Wali, is an irreparable great loss to his family and the state, adding that “his death creates a great vacuum in the judiciary in the country.”

This is just as the governor condoled with the family, the people of Kano State and the Nigerian judiciary over the death of the retired justice.

A statement signed and issued by the image-maker of the governor, Comrade Abba Anwar, and made available to pressmen on Tuesday, said “we can still remember his immense contributions in the judiciary at the state and federal levels.”

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He said: “His days as a legal luminary were full of mentoring, coaching and shaping judicial officers at all levels. The agony of his death will remain with us for many years to come.

“On behalf of the government and people of Kano State, we are praying for Allah’s blessing on the reposed soul of late Justice A.B. Wali. May Allah give his family the fortitude to bear the loss,” he prayed.

Wali was Khadi, Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General of Kano State, Justice of Court of Appeal, who proceeded to the Supreme Court as Justice and was the Chairman of Kano State Law Reform Commission.

He studied Islamic Law in Azhar University, Egypt and later went to the United Kingdom where he studied Common Law.

The governor described the late justice as a compendium of Nigerian legal system, with a wealth of experience, immense contributions to the state and federal judiciary, who spent many fruitful years in the service before his retirement.

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