President Buhari mourns the death of Supreme Court Justice "Nwali Ngwuta" after the Supreme Court of Nigeria has announced his passing away. According to the Apex Court, it was reported that he died by 2.30 am on Sunday, March 7, 2021, and a statement made by the Chief Registrar Supreme Court of Nigeria, the person of Hadizatu Mustapha, said he was due for retirement from the Supreme Court bench on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70 years come March 30, 2021, before his death occurs.
It has been confirmed that he took ill and was admitted in the past week at the National Hospital, Abuja, but before he was moved to the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital on Friday, March 5, he, however, tested negative to COVID-19.
However, President Buhari, on Sunday mourned Justice Ngwuta's passing away via his condolence message via a statement made by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled, ‘President Buhari mourns Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta.’
The statement partly reads, “President Buhari joins people, and government of Ebonyi State, Nigeria Bar Association, and members of the Bench in mourning the legal luminary, regretting that the death of the eminent Justice will leave a gap in the Supreme Court, considering his experience and dedication to the interpretation of the Nigeria constitution."
This is thoughtful of the President to show his love and concern towards the Supreme Court and the entire Ebonyi State Government via his condolence message. However, may Justice Sylvester Ngwuta's soul Rest In Peace. Amen.
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