Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has expressed sadness over the death of Justice Abdulkadir Orire, CON, who was the pioneer Grand Khadi of the Kwara State Sharia Court of Appeal. He died at the age of 87.
In a condolence message signed by his Press Officer on Home Matters, Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir, Saraki described the demise of the legal icon and elder statesman as a great loss not only to his family and Ilorin Emirate, but Kwara State and Nigeria.
He commiserated with the family of the deceased, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari and the people of Ilorin Emirate.
“The passing of Justice Abdulkadir is a huge loss — not only to his family and Ilorin Emirate, but to the people of Kwara, and the Nigeria in general. He was a great father, man of exemplary character, community leader, erudite scholar, distinguished legal practitioner and respected elder statesman who will always be remembered for his selfless service to our dear State and country.
“Baba was a devout Muslim and will be long remembered for his contributions and commitment to the propagation of Islam in our society.
“I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the entire Orire family and the people of Ilorin. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this period of grief.
“May Almighty Allah forgive his misdeeds and preserve for him a special place in Aljannah Firdaus,” Saraki prayed.
Press Officer on Home Matters,
Abubakar Bukola Saraki Media Office