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Tributes as Nigerians mourn first lawyer from Northern Nigeria

The first lawyer from the northern part of the Country, AGF Abdul-Razaq (SAN) is dead. He died at the age of 93 on Saturday in…

The first lawyer from the northern part of the Country, AGF Abdul-Razaq (SAN) is dead.

He died at the age of 93 on Saturday in Abuja, a statement released by the family confirmed.

The statement, signed by Dr Alimi AbdulRazak, reads: “With total submission to the will of the Almighty Allah, the AbdulRazaqs of Ilorin Emirate of Kwara State hereby announce the passing of their patriarch and statesman Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq SAN (OFR) at the age of 93 in Abuja. He was born in 1927.

“The Mutawali of Ilorin and Tafida of Zazzau(Zaria), who was Chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers, died peacefully at about 2a.m. on Saturday July 25th, 2020(the 4th day of Dhul-Hijjah 1441 AH.)

“The first lawyer from the Northern Region is survived by his 90-year-old wife Alhaja Raliat AbdulRazaq, illustrious children (including incumbent Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq), and grandchildren.

According to the statement, arrangement for his interment would be announced by the family shortly.


  • Lai Mohammed condoles Kwara gov

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, condoled with the Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman, and his entire family over the death of their patriarch, Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq, SAN (OFR).

In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, the Minister also sent his condolences to the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the Ilorin Emirate as well as the government and people of Kwara State.

He said the family of the deceased should take solace in the fact that Alhaji AbdulRazaq, SAN, led a worthy, fufilled and exemplary life.

”He left his footprints in the sand of time. He was not just a mere witness in the making of an independent Nigeria, he was an active

”However, his greatest achievement, in my opinion, is the fact that he raised very successful children who, in their own rights, have also positively impacted Nigeria in their various fields of endeavour.

“That he lived long enough to see His Excellency, Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, elected and sworn in as the Executive Governor of Kwara State, is no doubt the jewel in the crown of his incredible landmark achievements,” Alhaji Mohammed said while praying Allah to forgive the deceased’s sins and admit him into Aljannah Firdaus.

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