Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello has mourned the sudden demise of former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abdullahi Ibrahim (SAN)
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed described the late Abdullahi as an accomplished legal practitioner and administrator who has put so much into the service of the nation in different capacities.
Abdullahi, an Igala man from the Eastern flank of Kogi State, was until his death on Sunday January 24, 2021, the first SAN from the whole of Northern Nigeria and had served as the Attorney General of the Federation between 1997 and 1999.
The governor said the sterling contributions of the late legal icon to legal profession right from when he was called to the English Bar in 1963 until he reached the pinnacle of his career as the first SAN from Northern Nigeria remain remarkable and landmark feat he would continue to be remembered for.
Bello while commiserating with the immediate members of his family and members of the Bar and Bench over the sad loss, prayed the Almighty Allah to grant his soul Aljannah firdaus.
Abdullahi until his demise, was the Managing Partner of Abdullahi Ibrahim and company, a legal firm. He was called to the English Bar in 1963 after which he practiced in chambers in England before returning to Nigeria, where he was called to the Bar in 1964.
He served at various times as Legal Adviser and Senior State Counsel in the defunct Northern Nigeria. He has been in private practice since 1973.