President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of former Supreme Court Judge, Bolarinwa Babalakin.
Naija News had earlier reported that the jurist had passed on Saturday, at the age of 94.
Reacting to Babalakin’s death in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari commiserated with the government and people of Osun State on the loss of the eminent Jurist “who rose to the pinnacle of his profession as a Judge of the highest court in the land, becoming one of the final authorities in legal issues in the country, thereby greatly enriching the nation’s jurisprudence.”
Buhari noted that the late Justice Babalakin, long after his retirement, continued to give wise counsel to the Muslim community especially the Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria (MUSWEN) where he was a former President.
While praying for Dr Babawale Babalakin (SAN), other children, and members of the family for the fortitude to bear the loss, President Buhari urged them to take consolation in the fact that the deceased lived to a ripe old age.
The president stated that the late judge left behind a good name, served as a mentor and source of inspiration to many and became an icon of his profession.
Buhari prayed that Almighty Allah will reward his good deeds with Aljannah.