Former House of Representative Majority Leader, Rt. Honorable Mulikat Akande-Adeola (OFR) has condoled with government and the people of Oyo state over the death of former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Richard Akinjide.
Akinjide died in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital in the early hours of Tuesday after a brief illness aged 88.
Mulikat in a statement made available to Mouthpiece NGR on Tuesday, described his death as a “monumental loss to Nigeria and Africa at large.”
The statement read “Baba’s death was a great loss, premised on his enviable contributions to the growth and development of the Country.
The late legal luminary, as a Subcommittee member of the Constitutional Drafting Committee in 1975-77, was one of the engine that Nigeria banked on to engineer her constitutional framework which has given hope to this country.
While eulogizing the late sage, she said Chief Akinjide was a Proponent of Twelve Two third, a propagation that culminated a solution to constitutional crises in the country when country in the path of Breakaway at that time.
She stated further that “Baba was a blessing to this country, as a Former Minister of Education and Justice, he contributed immensely to the greatness our dear County”.
The former lawmaker prayed that God will comfort Chief Jumoke Akinjide, children and loved ones he left behind and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.