Buhari salutes ex-Supreme Court Justice, Ogwuegbu, at 90

President Muhammadu Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former Justice of the Supreme Court, Emmanuel Ogwuegbu, on his 90th birthday on March 16.

In a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Wednesday in Abuja, Buhari joined family and friends to celebrate God’s grace of a worthy long life of service, with many achievements, especially in the judiciary.

He also congratulated other retired and serving Justices, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and Body of Benchers on the milestone.

He further saluted the courage of the former Judge of the High Court, Imo State, 1976 to 1987, for putting the interest of the nation and her people first by standing for the truth, and administering it.

The president affirmed that the legal luminary worked hard to earn his respected position in the judiciary, the country, and beyond it, upholding standards of clarity and balance in judgments for many years, and consistently sharing his wisdom with leaders.

Buhari thanked the nonagenarian for believing so much in Nigeria that he returned to the country to start his private legal practice in 1963, after studying at University of Liverpool and University of London in 1976.

The president prayed for continued good health and sound mind for the venerable retired jurist. (NAN)