– ACF says Nigeria has lost a bridge builder and a leader who lived a simple and humble life.
– Arewa lauds him for his vision and public intelligence in putting to use in tireless support for the unity and stability of Nigeria,
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has described late Justice Mamman Nasir, former President, Court of Appeal as an embodiment of hard work, diligence and selflessness, who committed his life to nation-building.
Justice Nasir died Saturday afternoon at the Federal Medical Centre, Katsina, after a protracted illness at the aged of 90 years.
The ACF in a condolence message to the family of the late Galadima-Kastina, signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mohammed Ibrahim, issued in Kaduna on Saturday said that Nigeria and the North, in particular, have lost a finest elder statesman, bridge builder and a leader who lived a simple and humble life.
While noting that the elder statesman was a man of great vision and public intelligence putting to use in tireless support for the unity and stability of Nigeria, ACF said the late elder statesman would be remembered for his commitment to national unity, peace, harmony through selfless service to his fatherland.
“And above all, for his sustenance of the legacy of late Premier of Northern Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto, to wit, honesty, selfless service, accountability and respect for constituted authority.”
The ACF prayed that those he left behind would live up to what he stood for. It also prayed for the repose of his soul in Aljannah Firdaus, and for the family, the government and people of Katsina State to bear the loss with fortitude.
Nasir, the Gadima Katsina and District Head of Malumfashi, was buried Saturday evening at Malumfashi cemetery.