Buhari mourns ninth Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Ilori

President Muhammadu on Saturday in Abuja condolences to the Ilori family on the passing Justice Samuel Ilori, the ninth Chief Judge Lagos State.

In the released by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, the president joined the Lagos State government, the Bar, and the National Judicial Council in mourning the eminent jurist.

President noted that Justice Ilori started his career as a Pupil Counsel at the Federal Ministry Justice in 15 and later transferred his service to Lagos State, rising through the ranks before his appointment as Chief Judge in 1996.

He affirmed that Justice Ilori had a distinguished career in the service spanning over 30 years and comprising many roles.

He added that the jurist would be remembered for his pivotal role introducing the use technology in court proceedings in the country.

According to the president, the Nigerian Judicial system is richer by the lifelong contributions brilliant like Ilori.

President prayed God to grant the soul the departed eternal rest and to comfort family, friends and colleagues mourning the deceased. (NAN)