By Abdul Tukur
Politicians across the country have paid tribute to Justice Dahiru Musdapher, a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, who died on Monday.
The family of the 75-year-old Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, said he passed away in London, after battling with a kidney related disease for the past five months.
Justice Musdapher, an indigene of Jigawa who was sworn in by President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011, is survived by his wife and three children.
Sule Lamido, a former PDP Governor said “Jigawa will miss him as well as the Nigerian Judiciary.”
Senator Bukola Saraki, while paying tribute to the deceased said, “he will be remembered for his immense contributions to the development of the judiciary in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa States, in particular and the country in general.”
Shehu Sani, a senator representing Kaduna Central District also paid condolences to the family of the former CJN, adding a prayer that “Allah forgive his soul.”
The body of the former CJN is yet to arrive in Nigeria for funeral.