Vice President Mourns As Former Boss Bola Ajibola Is No More
The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday expressed sadness over the death of Prince Bola Ajibola, a former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice in Nigeria. The former attorney general was buried on Sunday in Abeokuta.
Mr Osinbajo, in an interview with reporters in Abeokuta, shortly after the burial of the late international jurist, said his personal interaction with him, as his Special Adviser, would be indelible in his heart.
“Prince Bola Ajibola was someone I worked with as a Special Adviser when he was the Attorney-General of the Federation.
“One thing he demonstrated was his belief for Nigeria and that one he served in the public domain with integrity.
“I am sad that he is no more. As Segun, his first born has said, I am actually his first born. It’s a great honour that I know him and he mentored me,” the vice president said.
Also, Olusegun Osoba, a former Governor of Ogun, described the late jurist as “a passionate personality whose interest in education and law cannot be rivalled.”
Mr Osoba said that Mr Ajibola had to sell almost all his property to set up a university, when the burden to contribute to the development of education in the country was rife.
“Ajibola was a thorough prince of Egbaland, who believed in the legacies of our forefathers.
“He invested everything he had into education and law in Egbaland, Nigeria and the world as a judge of the World Court in Hague. We will miss him,” the former governor of Ogun said.
According to Wikipedia, an online publication, Mr Ajibola was a Nigerian jurist.
He was the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice of Nigeria from 1985 to 1991 and a Judge of the International Court of Justice from 1991 to 1994.
Mr Ajibola was the President of the Nigerian Bar Association from 1984 to 1985.
Vice President mourns as former boss Bola Ajibola is no more.