Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation Chief Richard Osuolale Akinjide.
According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari commiserated with the government and people of Oyo State over the passing of an illustrious son.
President Buhari condoled with family members, friends, professional and political associates of the legal icon, who made a remarkable impact on the country as Minister of Education in the First Republic, Minister of Justice and Attorney General in the Second Republic, and member of Judicial Systems Sub-committee of the Constitutional Drafting Committee of 1975-1977.
He said he joins the Olubadan of Ibadan Court, Nigerian Bar Association and entire judiciary in mourning the legal luminary, affirming that he used his rich experience and knowledge in serving the country and humanity.
President Buhari prayed that the almighty God will grant the departed eternal rest, and comfort his family.