The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onoghen, has described the death of the late Attorney-General of Rivers State, Emmanuel Aguma (SAN) as a great loss to the nation’s legal profession.
He said this during a condolence visit to Governor Nyesom Wike at the Government House in Port Harcourt, yesterday.
Justice Onoghen said that the Aguma exuded brilliance and commitment to the Judiciary and the legal profession.
Represented by Justice Sidi Bage (JSC), the CJN said that the nation’s judiciary and legal profession would miss the deceased brilliance.
He said: “This is a great loss, not only to Rivers state, but to the entire country, particularly to the legal profession.
The late Attorney-General had, during his lifetime, given a clear representation of what was expected of him as a lawyer.
He stated that the nation would continue to speak of the worthy legacies that the late Attorney-General left behind.
The CJN urged the government and people of Rivers to be bear the loss with courage.
In his response, Wike thanked the CJN for condoling with the Rivers state government.
The governor said that Aguma cherished the legal profession and worked hard for it.
He noted that late Aguma worked for the independence of the judiciary by taking steps which promoted the administration of justice in the state.
The governor added that the late Aguma initiated several infrastructural projects in the judiciary, which were executed by his administration to enhance access to justice.