The Kogi State government on Sunday described the death of its late Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah, as a massive blow to the government and peopleof the state.
Ajanah,64, who had lately suffered serious health challenges was reported to have died in a COVID-19 isolation centre in Abuja.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kingsley Fanwo, in a statement, said Ajanah will be solely missed for his “tenacity of purpose and outstanding commitment to the sanctity of the temple of justice.”
The statement reads: “This is a massive blow to the government and people of Kogi State; for his brilliant justice administration throughout his career as a Judge and his tenure as the Chief Judge of Kogi State.
“Justice Ajanah will be solely missed for his tenacity of purpose and outstanding commitment to the sanctity of the temple of justice. He was a collosus in the noble profession of law. his shoes will be impossible to fill.”
It added the state government will work with the family of the late Justice Ajanah to accord him a befitting burial.
Justice Ajanah hailed from Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State.
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He was appointed the Chief Judge in 2009 during the tenure of former Governor Ibrahim Idris.
Idris under whose administration Ajanah became the Chief Judge described his death as a great loss to the state.
The former governor, in a statement he signed, said that his death came at a time when the state needed his professional and fatherly roles most.
He recalled his working relationship with the former CJ, saying he was an unbiased and unblemished public officer.
He condoled with the state government and judiciary, “especially as it was not too long ago that the President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Shaibu Atadoga died.
He urged the family of the late Justice Ajanah to take solace in the fact that the deceased lived an exemplary and disciplined life, and prayed for the repose of his soul.