Tribute in Honour of Hon. Judge Prince Bola Ajibola, KBE, CFR, SAN, Life Bencher, Former Chairman, Body of Benchers

Hon. Judge Prince Bola Ajibola, KBE, CFR, SAN was a quintessential practitioner, an impartial Judge, a rare gem, a great leader, an epitome of humility, a mentor and very hard working. He distinguished himself and made a name for himself, within and outside the legal profession. He was one Nigerian that served the legal profession, and indeed, the nation at large, diligently and meritoriously in various capacities. His achievements in the international arena made him a pride to Nigeria.
He served as the Chairman, of the Body of Benchers from 1989 to 1990, during which he contributed immensely to the growth and development of the Body.
Prior to being appointed Chairman, Body of Benchers, he was a statutory member of the Body of Benchers by virtue of being the President of the Nigerian Bar Association and subsequently, the Hon. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, positions he held with the highest sense of responsibility and professionalism. His lifestyle was worthy of emulation, as he impacted positively on the lives of all those around him. For Hon. Judge Prince Bola Ajibola, SAN the curtain is drawn; his race is completed and he gave his best. He has left an indelible mark, in the annals of history. He has written his name in gold and left so many legacies, as well as beautiful memories that will never be erased. Though we mourn his demise, we cannot question God’s will, because He alone knows the best for mankind. We pray for the repose of his soul and God’s divine comfort upon the entire family, the legal profession and indeed, the nation at large.

On behalf of the Chairman, Body of Benchers, Hon. Justice Mary U. Peter-Odili, CFR, JSC (Rtd), DSSRS, and the entire members of the Body of Benchers, we commiserate with the family of Hon. Judge Prince Bola Ajibola, KBE, CFR, SAN over the demise of the noble jurist and an indefatigable advocate.

Daniel Manasseh Tela, Esq,
Secretary, Body of Benchers

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