Immortalise late Justice Obaseki, NURTW tells Edo Govt

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…As Dangote, Oshiomhole pay tribute


National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has urged the Edo State government to immortalise late Justice Andrews Otutu Obaseki.

Late Justice Obaseki served as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria at various times and retired as a Supreme Court justice in 1991.

He died on July 13 and was interred Friday beside the tomb of his father, late Gauis Ikhuobase Obaseki, in Benin City.

State Chairman of NURTW, Chief Odion Olaye, who spoke at the interment of Justice Obaseki said law institutions in the state should be named after Justice Obaseki because of landmark judgments he delivered.

Chief Olaye stated that the late Justice Obaseki left a good legacy in the law profession.

According to him, “He was a man of his words. He believed in the truth which was why he served the country in various capacities until he retired as a Supreme Court judge.”

Africa richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, described the late Justice Obaseki as an upright man whose name should not be rubbished.

Alhaji Dangote urged Edo residents to produce more late Justice Obaseki.

Former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, said Justice Obaseki represented the finest tradition of judges who in their time delivered judgement in its purest form.

“As a small boy in Kaduna, there were notable judgments you could memorise. He is an emboldenment of our culture and symbol of truth.”

His eldest son, Edosa, said his father’s legacies of love for family, humility and personal integrity were priceless.

He stated that his father’s generosity and encouragement were felt far and wide.


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