The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution urging the Federal Government to immortalise late former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi, by naming a national monument after him.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to former Chief Justice of Nigeria, late Justice Idris Kutigi and honoured the late CJN by authorising his burial at the National Cemetery, Abuja.
It said: “The burial will take place same day at 2.00 p.m. at the Gudu Cemetery, Abuja, after the Janazah prayers at the National Mosque, Abuja.
Peoples Democratic Party Vice Presidential Candidate for the 2019 elections, Peter Obi, has mourned the passage, at the weekend, of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, and one-time Chairman of the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Engr. Hamman Tukur.
In a statement by his Media aide, Ike Abonyi, on Monday in Abuja, Secondus described late Kutigi as “principled and courageous jurist’’.
In a statement signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Saraki described Kutigi as a honourable jurist, who spent his life in the service of his country and humanity.
All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has condoled with the families of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi, and ex- Chairman of Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Hamman Tukur, who both died at the weekend.
The Peoples Democratic Party has described the death of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi, as a huge loss to the nation and the Judiciary.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has commiserated with the government, people of Niger and the Kutigi family over the demise of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi.
IGP Idris in a condolence message in Abuja on Sunday, said he was deeply touched when he received the news that late Legbo Kutigi had passed on.
The Niger State Commissioner for Information has confirmed the development
The leadership, in a letter to delegates and signed by the Assistant Secretary, Media and Communications, James Akpandem, said the decision to extend the resumption date by one week was to avoid a situation where delegates would return to Abuja on August 4 and discover that there are no necessary materials to conclude the session within the time frame specified in the work plan
The Conference Chairman and former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi, said the next plenary session would be on August 4, 2014 when delegates would reassemble to consider and approve the final reports of the Conference for presentation to the Federal Government
Members of the Consensus Committee derived from the six geopolitical zones to find a middle ground to the contentious issue of derivation formula could not reach an agreement on the resolution to be presented to the plenary
Kutigi said the confab secretariat is just getting ready for “any eventuality, but we hope will reach consensus on everything”
Kutigi was reacting to newspaper publications, which stated that the leadership of the Conference had set up technical committee to draft new constitution
Kutigi had informed delegates that the sitting time needed to be reduced by 30 minutes
Delegates could also not sit on Thursday as the day was declared Democracy Day, a public holiday set aside to mark Nigeria’s return to democratic governance after a long period of military rule
The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Niger State, Dr. Mua’azu Babangida Aliyu, expressed sadness over her demise, insisting she died at a time she would have given her husband physical and spiritual support now that he is handling a major national assignment
Chairman of the ongoing National Conference, Justice Idris Kutigi, has lost his wife, Maryam