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Arewa leaders mourn Justice Nasir, extol his virtues


The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has extolled the qualities of the former President of Appeal Court, Justice Mamman Nasir, who died, yesterday, at the age of 90.

Nasir was a member of the ACF Board of Trustees (BoT) and former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Northern Nigeria before he later became President of the Federal Court of Appeal.

A statement by ACF National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Mohammad Ibrahim Biu, said: “Justice Nasir was an embodiment of hard work, diligence, selfless service and above all, loyal to the cause of nation building. He was a great public servant, who left an indelible mark, especially in the judiciary. The late elder statesman was a man with great public intelligence and vision, which he put to use in tireless support for the unity and stability of Nigeria.

“He would be remembered for his commitment to national unity, peace, harmony through selfless service to his father land, and above all for his commitment to sustenance of the legacy of the late Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna Sokoto, to wit, honesty, selfless service, accountability and respect for constituted authority…”

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