Tambuwal, NBA mourn G.O.K. Ajayi
Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has described the death of legal luminary Chief Godwin Olusegun Kolawole Ajayi (SAN) as a loss to the legal profession and Nigeria.
A statement issued by the speaker’s media aide Imam Imam in Abuja quoted him as saying late Chief Ajayi was a thorough disciplinarian whose works will be cherished for a long time to come.
He said the late Chief Ajayi was an inspiration and a role model who made immeasurable contributions to the growth of the legal profession in Nigeria and beyond.
Also, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) said it received with shock the news of the transition of Chief G.O.K Ajayi.
NBA President Okey Wali SAN yesterday in a statement described the deceased as “one of the best gentlemen I have ever come across”.
Former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Chief Bayo Ojo, SAN said the world would miss Chief G.O.K. Ajayi.
Ojo said his death had drawn the curtains on the finest era of legal activism in the country.
He said Ajayi stood permanently on the side of the oppressed.
“He fought a gallant battle of life. He conquered. His legacies are unimpeachable. The justice sector in Nigeria has lost a constant voice of truth. Africa has lost a bright legal mind,” he said.
Chief Ajayi who was a renowned legal luminary popularly known as GOK Ajayi, according to family sources, died last Friday after an undisclosed illness that kept him away from the public for over eight years. He was aged 83.
A seller along Kubwa road in Abuja at the weekend. MACJOHN AKANDE