Late Justice Mamman Nasir.

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has commiserated with the Federal and Katsina State Government over the recent death of a Legal Icon and former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mamman Nasir.

The late Justice Nadir, who was also the Galadiman Katsina, died Saturday, at the Federal Medical Center Katsina after a protracted illness.

In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace, the Governor described the deceased as an extraordinary public servant whose unblemished record had set him apart from most Judges of his time.

“The country has indeed lost one of it’s most incorruptible and reputable Judges in it’s history because the deceased, throughout his career, has left impeccable record of integrity and chose selfless service to humanity rather than questionable accumulation wealth”.

He said the late Justice Nasir’s demise was a great loss to country in general and to the Judiciary in particular adding that the deceased was an incredibly humble, honest and patriotic Nigerian.

Governor Sani Bello noted, with nostalgia, the numerous contributions of late Justice Nasir to the Judiciary particular his positive disposition to and advocacy for a Judicial reform in the country.

While condoling the family, government and people of Katsina State, Governor Sani Bello prayed Allah grants the deceased eternal rest and reward him with Jannatul Firdausi.

The late Justice Mamman Nasir, who died at age 90, was appointed president of the Court of Appeal in 1978, a position he held until his retirement in 1992.