Igboeli Arinze, FCT- Following the demise of legal scholar Professor David Ijalaye, at the age of 91, President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family, the academia the National Judicial Council as well as the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.
President Buhari made this known in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Femi Adesina.
The statement described the loss as huge as Prof. Ijalaye had dedicated himself to the teaching and the practice of law and even in retirement had devoted his life to consulting, counselling and humanitarian service. He also prayed that the Almighty God will receive his soul and comfort his family.
“President Buhari commiserates with family, friends and associates of Prof. Ijalaye, who devoted his life to the teaching and practice of law, putting in more than 34 years in service before his retirement in 1998, and devoting the rest of his life to consulting, counselling and service of humanity.
“The president assures that the legacies of the legal luminary will always be preserved, acknowledging that he left distinguished results as Dean, Faculty of Law, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Chairman, Board of Postgraduate Studies of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (FNIALS) and Fellow of the Nigerian Society of International Law (FNSIL).”