Tony Akowe and Victor Oluwasegun, Abuja
THE minority caucus of the Home of Representatives has described the late Chief Richard Akinjide as a detribalised Nigerian and an distinctive statesman who made immeasurable sacrifices in the direction of the unity, stability and growth of the nation.
An announcement by the Minority Chief, Ndudi Elumelu, described the demise as a nationwide tragedy.
In keeping with him, Akinjide was a quintessential administrator, an incomparable authorized icon, and democrat.
He described the deceased as ‘a foremost democrat and nationalist whose patriotic contributions as a journalist, lecturer, lawyer, politician, minister of schooling and Lawyer-Normal of the Federation stood him out as certainly one of Nigeria’s brightest main lights within the quest for nationwide stability and development, significantly through the First and Second Republics’.
Elumelu commiserated with the bereaved household, Federal Authorities, Oyo State, the Nigeria Bar Affiliation (NBA) and his Ibadan kindred, and prayed God to grant the deceased everlasting relaxation.