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24 Oct 2018

Buhari Authorizes Burial Of Ex-CJN In National Cemetery

President Muhammadu Buhari has authorized the burial of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, late Justice Muhammed Idris Kutigi at the National Cemetery, Abuja.

The National Cemetery is reserved for the nation’s fallen heroes and it requires discretionary approval of a sitting President for a citizen to be given a final resting place in its grounds.

Buhari, in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu also commended his contributions to the evolution of the country’s jurisprudence.

He said the nation will not forget the hard work and dedication of the eminent jurist.
President Buhari also sent a government delegation led by his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari to represent him at the funeral prayer at the National Mosque, Abuja and thereafter, the burial at the National Cemetery.

Other members of the Presidential delegation were the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Bello and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

The government delegation also paid a condolence visit to the widows and other family members of Justice Kutigi at his residence in Asokoro, Abuja.

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