A former Chief Judge of Niger State, Justice Jibrin Ndatsu Ndajiwo, is dead. He died yesterday afternoon at the age of 72 after a brief illness.
Justice Ndajiwo who was the Magajin Garin Nupe was the sixth chief judge of Niger State.
He became the chief judge of the state on December 18, 1991 and retired in the same capacity on March 2013.
He further served the state through various committees, both as chairman and member.
Reacting to the development, the state governor and chairman, North Central Governors’ Forum, Abubakar Sani Bello, commiserated with the government and people of the state, the judiciary and immediate family of the former chief judge over Justice Ndajiwo’s demise.
Governor Bello, in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, described the death of the judge as a loss not only to Niger State but to the country as a whole.
The governor while sympathising with his family and the legal luminaries in the state, urged all to take solace in Almighty Allah as He is the One that gives and takes life.
He added that the late jurist lived a fulfilled and peaceful life, promoting the development and growth of the state and the legal profession.