Governor Abdulrahman of Kwara State
By KEHINDE AKINPELU, ILORIN
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has commiserated with the people and government of Kogi State over the death of a former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abdullahi Ibrahim (SAN), describing him as one of the most brilliant legal minds from northern Nigeria.
In a statement issued in Ilorin, the state capital, the Governor said the death of the legal luminary was a huge loss to the country and especially to northern Nigeria.
“Alhaji Abdullahi Ibrahim (SAN) was a statesman whose contributions to legal development and education in Nigeria were epochal. As he joins his contemporaries in the great beyond, there is no doubt that the sage has left a big vacuum when it comes to experience, integrity, selfless service to fatherland, and promotion of democratic governance. It is noteworthy that as Attorney-General under the Government of Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar (rtd), he supervised the seamless transition from military to civil rule in May 1999,” the Governor said.
The Governor extends his heartfelt condolences to the people and government of Kogi State, especially His Excellency Governor Yahaya Bello, on this sad development. He especially commiserates with his immediate and extended family in Kogi and Kwara States.