The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Sunday, mourned a judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who died earlier in the day.
Buhari’s condolence message was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled “President Buhari mourns Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta.”
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with family and friends of Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta, who passed away early hours of Sunday in Abuja.
“The President joins people and government of Ebonyi State, Nigeria Bar Association and members of the Bench in mourning the legal luminary, regretting that the death of the eminent Justice will leave a gap in the Supreme Court, considering his experience and dedication to interpretation of the constitution.
“President Buhari believes Justice Ngwuta lived and served the country with his knowledge of the law.
“The President prays that the Almighty God will accept the soul of the departed, and comfort his family.”