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Buhari, Dogara, ACF, Others Mourn As Ex-Court Of Appeal President, Justice Nasir Dies at 90 - TheCityPulseNews.com
President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of Justice Mamman Nasir, as not only “a loss to the judiciary, but also the country at large, because of his remarkable commitment to public service’’. The President made the remarks when he reacted to the death of Nasir the former President of the Court of Appeal and Galadiman Katsina in a statement by his spokesman Garba Shehu in Abuja on Saturday. President Buhari believed that the deceased belonged to a generation of Judges and Justices who perceived public office as an opportunity to offer selfless service to the country and its people. He said: “Nasir and Judges of their golden age were more interested in leaving untainted record of integrity than accumulation of wealth overnight. “When you look at Nasir’s modest lifestyle and his incredibly humble possessions, you would be disarmed at once by his honesty and patriotism. “While some Nigerians perceive public office as an opportunity to line their pockets, men of Nasir’s character put a higher premium on honest labour than on greedy accumulation of questionable wealth overnight.’’ President Buhari explained that “gentlemen like Mamman Nasir succeeded in protecting their reputation because greed was far removed from their minds”, and …