On Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari offered his deepest condolences to the Ilori family over the death of the ninth chief judge of Lagos state, Judge Samuel Omotunde Ilori.
Buhari joined the Lagos State Government, Lawyers Association, and National Judiciary Council in mourning the eminent legal expert, who began his career as an alumni adviser at the Federal Ministry of Justice in 1965 and later shifted his services to the state of Lagos, rising through the ranks before being appointed a judge.
chairman in 1996. This was revealed in the notes of Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president for media and advertising.
Buhari said Hakim Ilorin, who had a distinguished career in public service spanning more than 30 years and spanning many roles, would be remembered for his important role in introducing the use of technology in legal proceedings in the country.
The president added that Nigeria’s judicial system is richer than the old contributions of brilliant judges like Ilori.
Buhari also prayed that God would grant eternal rest to the deceased’s soul and comfort his weeping family, friends and colleagues.