The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed sadness over the death of renowned lawyer and former Attorney-General of the Federation, Prince Bola Ajibola.
Gbajabiamila stated that with the passing of Prince Ajibola, the Nigerian legal profession has lost one of its finest and most authoritative voices.
He recalled that the late legal luminary was instrumental to the entrenchment of law and order for decades in Nigeria and across the globe.
This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday by Mr Lanre Lasisi, special adviser to the Speaker on media and publicity.
He noted that the late jurist, who passed away around midnight on Sunday, April 9, made Nigeria and Nigerians proud when he served in various capacities including at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and as president of the Jurists Association of the World Association of Judges, and member of the United Nations Compensation Commission on Iraq’s Invasion of Kuwait.
Gbajabiamila said Ajibola’s contributions to the legal profession in Nigeria and the world would remain indelible in the sands of time.
He sent his heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased, the entire Egbaland, as well as the people and the Government of Ogun State over what he described as a monumental loss.
The Speaker equally prayed to Almighty Allah to have mercy on the soul of the late legal icon and grant him a peaceful resting place in Jannatul Firdaus.
In addition to the many positions he held, the late Prince Bola Ajibola, until his demise, was the Oluomo of Egbaland and Olori Omo Oba of Owu Kingdom.