- Governor Wike announces date of burial for Late Attorney-General of Rivers State
The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN) has declared that the late Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Rivers State, Hon Emmanuel Aguma (SAN) left indelible marks on the legal profession.
Speaking during a condolence visit to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike at the Government House Port Harcourt on Thursday, Mahmoud noted that the late Aguma left a very good legacy.
He said: “He has left indelible marks on the legal profession. He left a very good legacy. His legacy is something, we will continue to be proud of”.
He added: “This is a very sad visit to condole with you and the government and people of Rivers State on the loss of the Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Hon Emmanuel Aguma (SAN).
“Aguma was an accomplished lawyer. He was one of our very senior lawyers that we are proud of, not only in Rivers State, but across the country. ”
The NBA President said that the death of Aguma is a loss to Rivers State, the legal profession and the entire country.
He prayed God to grant Aguma eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the loss.
On the political terrain, he said that the NBA as a professional body will continue to be neutral and stand firm on the side of the constitution.
Responding, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike announced that the burial of the late Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice will be held on September 14 and 15, 2018.
Governor Wike said that the burial committee will be set up on Friday to start preparations in earnest.
The governor said that the passage of Hon Emmanuel Aguma was unfortunate. He noted that Aguma was a loyal public officer who invested his mental resources and time to develop the state.
He noted that his death is a personal loss, in view of his loyalty and passion for work.
A minute silence was observed for the repose of the soul of the late Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice while the NBA President signed the condolence register.