President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a condolence message to the government and people of Ogun state, the Nigerian Bar Association and the Nigerian Body of Benchers over the death of former NBA president, Chief Idowu Sofola (SAN).
The late Sofola was the first elected secretary general of the International Bar Association.
The president, in a statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, extolled the life and times of the late chief Sofola and prayed God to be with the family.
“President Muhammadu Buhari joins the Nigerian Bar Association and the Nigerian Body of Benchers in mourning the passing away of a prominent lawyer, bencher and jurist, Chief Idowu Sofola (SAN), who led both groups at various times.”
“President Buhari commiserates with the government and people of Ogun State, the Yoruba Elders Council, family and friends of the legal luminary whose successful career over the years chronicles the history and shaping of Nigeria’s legal framework.”
“As the first African to be elected Secretary General of the International Bar Association, the President believes the elder statesman’s lifelong commitment to learning, and yearning for a better life for the weak and vulnerable, distinguished him early as a leader and role model among his peers.”
“President Buhari commends Chief Sofola’s contribution to national development, especially in community and human services that have seen many get right judgements , while others got inspirations to rise in the legal profession, reaching the peak of their careers as Senior Advocates of Nigeria.”
“The President prays that God will comfort the family he left behind, and grant his soul eternal rest.”
Source: Naija News