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Bello Congratulates Justice Idris Kutigi At 76

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger has congratulated a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi, on his 76th birthday celebration.
In a statement, issued by Malam Jibrin Ndace, the Chief Press Secretary of the Governor, in Minna yesterday, Bello described Kutigi as a towering judicial colossus, moral crusader and paragon of virtues.
The governor lauded the exemplary leadership demonstrated by Kutigi as the Chairman of the National Conference in 2014 and described the assignment as a selfless service to Nigeria and humanity.
He said the intellectual capacity and vast experience of Kutigi enhanced the performance and credibility of Nigeria’s judicial system.
The governor wished Kutigi a happy birthday celebration, long life, good health and prosperity and prayed God to continue to guide and protect him.
He described Kutigi’s contributions to the development of Niger and the country as immeasurable.
Kutigi, born on Dec. 31, 1939, was the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Niger as well as a High Court Judge in 1976.
He joined the Supreme Court in 1992 and was appointed Chief Justice of Nigeria on Jan. 30, 2007.
He retired on Jan. 30, 2009, and was appointed Chairman of National Conference in 2014. (NAN)

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