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Buhari, Obasanjo, Abiodun urge Nigerians to emulate Ajibola’s commitment, sacrifice

By Guardian Nigeria
17 April 2023   |   4:00 am
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to emulate the commitment and sacrifice exemplified by former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, the late Bola Ajibola.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo (left); Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, during Eighth-Day Fidau programme for Bola Ajibola at Crescent University in Abeokuta, …yesterday.

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to emulate the commitment and sacrifice exemplified by former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, the late Bola Ajibola.

He said the country would experience more socio-economic development if Nigerians could imbibe and live the values left behind by the country’s former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK).

Buhari, who made the call at the eighth-day fida’u prayer for Ajibola at the Crescent University, Abeokuta, was represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.

He said the deceased was not only a Pan-Africanist and a world class legal guru, but also a philanthropist who used his wealth to cater for the less privileged in the society.

He said the late jurist had an illustrious career as he towered above his colleagues as a Judge of the World Court, saying that the best way to honour the deceased was for Nigerians to be committed to the socio-economic development of the nation.

Also speaking, Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, described the late Ajibola as a man who lived an impactful life by establishing the Crescent University to provide quality education to the people.

The governor affirmed that Ajibola was a great icon and an illustrious son of the state, who sacrificed his time, energy and resources to the service of God and humanity, urging Nigerians to live a life that people will be proud of after their demise.

In his remarks, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, while recalling his childhood days with the late Ajibola, said he had always been a workaholic who would strive to make good use of opportunities as well as be the best in all his endeavours.

According to the former president, the late legal luminary was integrity personified and a core professional that was committed not only to his job, but his family.