Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, says with the death of former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mamman Nasir, the Galadiman Katsina, the country has lost one ot its most respected and decent judges in its history.
In a tribute to Nasir, Abubakar said he received the death of the former President of the Court of Appeal with “profound shock and grief”, adding: “He died at a time his valuable advice and wisdom were needed by the country.
“The history of the Nigerian judiciary cannot be written without a mention of the enormous contributions of the late Nasir to the development of judiciary in the country.”
The former Vice President described Nasir “as a remarkable gentleman who lived a simple life after his retirement and devoted his energy to the service of his people as the District Head of Malumfashi in Katsina State.”
Abubakar said the deceased “identified with his people, their aspirations and development by taking the job of a District Head after serving the country as Court of Appeals President.”
The Waziri Adamawa also noted that Nasir avoided controversy throughout his post-retirement life, thereby earning the respect of Nigerians.
Abubakar said Nigerians would remember Nasir for many years to come because of his “impressive and decent character”.