Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State has expressed shock and sadness over the demise of a renowned Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Chima Nweze.
Mbah, stated this in a statement personally signed by him and issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Mainstream Media, Dan Nwomeh Monday in Enugu.
He said he was deeply pained by the loss of the appellate court justice, stressing that the people of Enugu State and Nigeria in general would miss his wealth of knowledge and immeasurable contributions to the development of the country’s justice system.
While condoling with his family and members of the legal profession over the irreparable loss, Mbah described Nweze as an epitome of humility, dedication, commitment, integrity and selflessness in the discharge of his duties.
“I received with utter shock and sadness the news of the passing away of one of Nigeria’s most celebrated, globally-renowned, and first-class Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Chima Nweze.
“I am deeply pained by this colossal loss not only to the government and people of Enugu State and Nigeria, but also to humanity.
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“His Lordship was, indeed, an epitome of humility, dedication, commitment, and selflessness in his pursuit of unbiased justice for humankind.
“Testimonies abound from the bar and bench affirming his well-earned reputation for judicial decisions guided by knowledge, integrity, truthfulness and was a justice of peace, equity and love.
“I want to join his family, members of the noble and prestigious profession, learned jurists of the judiciary, and distinguished minds from all walks of life to mourn this great pride of Enugu State,” Mbah said.
He added that the government and good people of Enugu state salute the unexampled leadership skills, sense of justice and legacies that Nweze left behind for the practitioners in the legal profession.
“Words alone cannot describe his place in our hearts. We will continue to miss His Lordship as our thoughts and prayers are always with his family,” he said.
Recall that Justice passed away Sunday.