Niger State Governor, Farmer Mohammed Umaru Bago has reiterated the need to immortalized Nigerilites who have distinguished themselves and made the State proud through services rendered
The Farmer Governor stated this at a grand reception organised by the Niger State Government in honour of the retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammad.
Farmer Governor Umaru Bago described Justice Musa as a very nice and straight forward man who has conquered in his chosen career, adding that he has done remarkably well and deserves all accolades.
He expressed concern over the inability of successive governments to immortalize or celebrate prominent Nigerlites who have made the State proud, pointing out that his administration will change the narrative.
The Farmer Governor called on other Nigerlites to always strive to make the State proud through selfless and outstanding service as his administration has resolved to celebrate such people.
He equally used the medium to call on all Nigerlites not to be obstacles to their own progress but to contribute their quota in any way possible as well as support the present administration in its developmental strides.
The Farmer Governor assured that his government will stop at nothing to ensure that the State is greatly transformed to compete favourably with her counterparts.
In his remarks, Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammad said he was humbled by the honour done to him by the State government.
The elated celebrant who went down the memory lane from when he started his legal profession as a Magistrate, called on the judiciary not to allow the Judicial system to be compromised as any society that lacks a just judiciary will never have peace.
He equally called on all and sundry to support the Governor towards achieving his vision for the State.
Other speakers at the event were Justice of Appeal Court, Justice Amina Wambai, Chief Judge of Niger State, Justice Halima Abdulmalik, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, and the State Attorney General who doubles as Commissioner for Justice, Nasiru Mu’azu showered encomiums on Justice Musa Dattijo for his selfless service to the State and Country at large.
Friends and Colleagues of the retired Justice also took turns in giving tributes to Justice Datijjo and the immense role he played in the Country’s judicial system.
The social gathering was also attended by an array of Senior Advocates of Nigeria who are Nigerlites, serving and former political leaders among others.
The event was climaxed with the launching of a Book which is a collection of legal materials, landmark decisions, tributes and valedictory speeches by the celebrant and dedicated to him.
Bologi Ibrahim
Chief Press Secretary
to the Governor of Niger State
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