Okowa Mourns Nikki Tobi, Salutes Contributions to Law Practice

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed shock at the death of former Justice of the Supreme Court Justice Nikki Tobi. The Governor said the death was not only shocking but painful given his pedigree, capacity and contributions to the development of law profession in Nigeria.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, Gov. Okowa said: “Justice Nikki Tobi was a man of many parts who excelled wherever he found himself leaving behind trails of credibility and integrity. I am shocked and pained by this death. A man of humility, credibility and high integrity has passed on.”

Governor Okowa noted that late Justice Tobi was a pride to the Ijaw Nation and Delta State, who has made the country proud through his contributions to the development of law practice in Nigeria. “Justice Tobi excelled in two difficult worlds. He was excellent in the academic world as a lecturer and became a reference point in the legal world.

“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I commiserate with the Nikki Tobi family, the Ijaw nation and Nigerians on the demise of the erudite teacher and jurist Justice Nikki Tobi.

Gov. Okowa stated that Justice Tobi’s tenure at the Supreme Court was one of the best in the history of the court, stressing that the renowned jurist was a gift to the Niger Delta.

He prayed God to grant his soul eternal rest and comfort his family and all followers of the contributions of the former Supreme Court judge.

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