After the passing of Justices Chima Centus Nweze and Peter Hoommuk Mallong, President Bola Tinubu expressed his condolences to the nation’s judiciary.
It hurts, Tinubu remarked of the deaths of Supreme Court Justice Nweze and Federal High Court Justice Mallong in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communications & Strategy, Dele Alake.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan appointed the Supreme Court Justice who passed away in 2016 at the age of 64.
He also offered his sympathies to Nigeria’s Chief Justice Olukayode Ariowoola and the Federal High Court’s Chief Judge Husseini Baba-Yusuf on the passing of their respective colleagues.
The relatives of Supreme Court Justice Chima Centus Nweze and Federal High Court Justice Peter Mallong have my deepest sympathies.
I’m sorry that two people have to pass away at the same time. At a time when more honorable, capable men and women are needed to be in charge of the courts, these changes weakened our judicial system by stripping it of qualified, erudite, and learned justices.
“I also want to express my deepest sympathies to the Chief Justice of Nigeria and the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court for the loss of their colleagues.”
Tinubu prayed that God would give the victims’ loved ones strength and solace in the face of their irreparable loss.
He hoped for the same for his colleagues at the Temple of Justice.
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