Veteran Lawyer, activist nonagenarian and the oldest practicing Nigerian Lawyer, Pa Tunji Gomez is dead. Announcing his death today, the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch Mr. Chukwuka Ikwuazom wrote:
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Pa Tunji Gomez. Pa Gomez was, until his death yesterday night, the oldest practicing lawyer in Nigeria and a deeply loved member of the Premier Bar.
The Branch had in recognition of his excellent service and uncommon devotion to the Branch, celebrated his 90th birthday in style a few months ago.
Our deepest condolences go to his immediate family.
We will greatly miss Pa Gomez and pray that his soul will rest in perfect peace.
We will make further announcements in due course.
Pa Gomez will be sorely missed.