Ex-President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has expressed grief over the death of
former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi,
describing his passing as a monumental loss.
Jonathan who stated this in a statement by his spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze
described the former chief justice as a man who stood as a towering figure
in the nation’s judiciary.
Jonathan noted that Kutigi was an exemplary judicial mind whose time at
the bench left enduring legacies of fairness and confidence in the
nation’s justice system.
He said further: “Kutigi’s effort and achievements in the area of
reforming the judiciary brought so much improvement in the nation’s system
“He was a highly skilled and meticulous luminary who contributed so much
in creating the enabling environment for easy enforcement of fundamental
human rights in the country.
“He will continue to live in the minds of our citizens as a great patriot
and statesman who never got tired of serving his nation even in
retirement. Nigerians will not forget how late Justice Kutigi put up a
sterling performance as the Chairman of the 2014 Constitutional Conference
which processes and outcome greatly rekindled hope in Nigeria’s unity and
“His maturity, sagacity and sense of solidarity ensured that the difficult
condition of reaching agreement by consensus was fulfilled without rancour
in all the recommendations.”