Late Justice Mamman Nasir, former President of the Court of Appeal
Late Justice Mamman Nasir, former President of the Court of Appeal

President Muhammadu Buhari describes the death of former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mamman Nasir, as not only a loss to the judiciary, but also the country at large, because of his remarkable commitment to public service.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari said late Mamman Nasir belonged to a generation of judges and justices who perceived public office as an opportunity to offer selfless service to the country and its people.

Buhari said Nasir and judges of their golden age were more interested in leaving untainted record of integrity than accumulation of wealth overnight. Likewise, the Senate President Bukola Saraki and Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari expressed sadness over the death of Nasir, the Galadiman Katsina and District Head of Malumfashi, saying that Nigeria had lost one of its last standing illustrious sons.