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Bello Congratulates Justice Legbo Kutigi On His Conferment With Honorary Doctorate Degree

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has congratulated former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honorable Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi on his conferment with Honorary Doctorate Degree in Law, (LLD – honoris causa) by the University of Abuja at the weekend.
The governors Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace, in a statement issued in Minna described the award as well-deserved, pointing out t that the former Chief Justice has, indeed, contributed to the development of knowledge and wisdom in the country.
“Justice Kutigi has proved himself a worthy son of Niger state, patriotic Nigerian and elder statesman who have lived up to the reasons advanced for the award of honorary degree. He has shown ‘exemplary leadership’ ‘statesmanship’ and also ‘contributed’ immensely ‘to nation building’,” the statement added.
He further stated that the intellectual capacity and vast experience of the Legal Luminary has enhanced the performance and established credibility within the judicial system in the country, adding that, Kutigi is a towering judicial colossus, a moral crusader and a paragon of virtues in and outside the judiciary, while believing that the academia has benefitted immensely too from the versatility of Justice Kutigi.
“Niger State is particularly happy with the recognition accorded to its highly respected son by the university. Justice Kutigi has distinguished himself among his contemporaries and we are all proud of him”, the Governor stated.
Justice Kutigi who has served his fatherland and humanity selflessly in various capacities including serving meritoriously as the Chairman of the 2014 National Conference in Abuja, was born on December 31, 1939 in Kutigi, Lavun Local Government, Niger state. He was Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Niger State before becoming a High Court Judge in 1976. He joined the Supreme Court in 1992, served for ten years and was appointed Chief Justice of Nigeria on January 30, 2007. He retired on January 30, 2009 and was appointed Chairman of National Conference in 2014.

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