The remains of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, late Justice Dahiru Mustapher, who passed away on Tuesday at a hospital in London following a protracted illness has been buried in Babura, Jigawa state.
The funeral prayers for the late CJN was led by the Chief Imam of Kano Prof. Sani Zaharadeen at Kofar Kudu, Kano Emir’s palace from where the remains was taken to Jigawa state.
President Muhammadu Buhari described the death of late Justice Dahiru Mustapha as a loss to the country considering his contribution to the judiciary and the nation at large.
President Muhammadu Buhari was represented by the Minister of Water Resources, Sulaiman Adamu Kazaure, who led the federal government delegation comprising of Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika, Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmad Idris and Education Minister, Malam Adamu Adamu prayed for God to grant him eternal rest.
Also, Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje described the death of the erudite Jurist as a big loss and has created a vacuum in the judicial service of Nigeria from where the younger generation would have tapped knowledge.
He was at the funeral prayers at the Emir’s palace before proceeding to Babura with his Jigawa state counterpart, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar.
Other diginitaries at the funeral were Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Muhammad Nuhu, Ambassador Aminu Wali, Ajiyan Kazaure Nu’uman Barau Dambatta, Magajin Rafin Ringim Alhaji Mustapha Bako