Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Saturday, expressed his condolences to the government and people of Bauchi State on the death of a former Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdul Kafarati, at the age of 67.
This was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled “President Buhari mourns Justice Abdul Kafarati.”
Adesina quoted the President as describing the late former Attorney-General of Bauchi State as a judge who fully understood the weight of the trust placed upon him in the discharge of his responsibilities.
“The late Justice Kafarati would be sorely missed by the judiciary for landmark judgments and contributions to the development and improvements in the country’s judicial system.
“He became the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court at a time the nation’s judiciary was facing tremendous challenges but made lasting changes notably in the welfare of judges and staff,” the President was quoted as saying.
Buhari also commiserated with the bench and the bar as they mourn the late Chief Judge, urging them to take solace in the fact that he rose to the pinnacle of his career.
“As the late Kafarati is laid to rest, President Buhari prayed that Allah will comfort family and friends and grant his soul eternal rest,” the statement concluded.