The President of the Nigerian Bar Association ,Paul Usoro SAN  on the occasion of the internment  o f Honourable Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi rtd on wednesday 24th of October has stated that the Nigerian Bar Association deeply mourns the demise of the learned jurist.

He stated that the passage of the Supreme Court Judge on October 21st has robbed Nigeria of one of its icons.He stated that the life and times of Kutigi cannot be compartmentalised into the straight jacket of Justice administration or even the legal profession because the Judges national assignment and impact on the Nigerian nation extended beyond the profession of law.He chaired the Nigeria’s National Conference in 2014.

He also served as the Attorney General of Niger State .

Justice Kutigi was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 1976 and was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court in 1992 from the Court of Appeal.He became the Chief Justice of Nigeria in 2007 and retired in December 2009

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