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ACF Mourns The Late Justice Akanbi

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The apex northern sociocultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has described the passing on of the former chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Justice Mustapha Akanbi, as painful, even as the group said that he was an embodiment of selfless service.

ACF in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu and made available to newsmen yesterday said the late legal luminary was an embodiment of hard work, diligence, selfless service, accountability and above all loyalty to the cause of nation building.

Late Akanbi died on Sunday, 3rd June 2018 at the age of 85 and buried in Ilorin in accordance with Islamic rites.

“The late Justice Akanbi was a renowned legal luminary who reached the pinnacle of his career as the President of the Federal Court of Appeal and also served as pioneer chairman of ICPC.

“He was a great public servant who left an indelible mark especially in shaping the judiciary and fight against corruption. The late elder statesman was a man of great vision and intellect who was a strong pillar that continues to support the unity and stability of Nigeria. Justice Akanbi was also one of the great pillars that formed and nurtured ACF to its present position as the voice of the North.

“The late elder statesman would be remembered for his commitment to national unity, transparency, philanthropic works and selfless service to his father land. Nigeria has lost one of its fineness elder statesman, a bridge builder and a leader who lived a simple and humble life. He needs no tomb stone to remind us of his legacies. Yet the best remembrance is for those he has left behind to live up to what he stood for”.

ACF extended its condolences to the Justice Akanbi’s family, the government and the good people of Kwara State and all Nigerians over the demise of the Walikin Ilorin. The group asked Allah (SWT) to grant his gentle soul perfect rest in Aljannah Firdaus.

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