Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Obiano mourns Offodile, says his death a great loss

By Obiano mourns Offodile, says his death a great loss on 10/08/2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,514

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has described the death of one-time Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Chike Offodile, as a great loss to Anambra State in particular and the country in general.

Offodile (SAN), who was until his death the Onowu Iyasele (Traditional Prime Minister) of Onitsha, died last week Sunday, August 3, aged 92.

In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, James Eze, Governor Obiano observed that with Offodile’s passage, Nigeria has lost one of the taproots of the its judiciary, describing him as the last of the finest breed of legal luminaries.

“Chief Offodile was one of Anambra’s finest gifts to the nation’s judiciary. He served his fatherland for 50 long years, some of which witnessed the most uncertain periods in the history of our country. With his passage, Nigeria has lost yet another of the great men that laid the foundation of our current progress,” Chief Obiano observed.

According to him, Offodile was until his death, a living legend, having risen to the pinnacle of his career and retired with full honours. “But even in retirement, Offodile was never tired as he devoted his time to the service of his as the Onowu Iyasele of Onitsha, a position he occupied till death.

“Chief Offodile left a huge legacy as a great jurist and a lover of his people. He rose to the challenge of his time and offered Nigeria the benefits of his legal expertise when the country was going through one of her rough patches as nation. Ndi Anambra are proud of his achievements. We are consoled by the fact that he left a good name and a history of excellence.”

Governor Obiano however regretted Offodile’s passage at a time when his advice as a wise elder would have shaped the on-going dialogue at the National Conference.

“We shall miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Offodile family and the entire Onitsha Traditional Council and fellow Nigerians whose lives were profoundly touched by Chief Offodille’s special gifts. May the Almighty grant us all the fortitude to bear this loss,” the governor said.

Source News Express

Posted 10/08/2014 09:31:44 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Ikpeazu orders bulldozers to Aba, flags off road...

Troops neutralise 4 suicide bombers

Nothing can stop actualisation of Biafra — IPOB...

Eko Disco raises alarm over extortion of customers...

2019: I remain in APC — Gov Sani-Bello...

APGA: Massala backs Umeh’s removal, throws weight behind...

Patronage of locally made goods best panacea for...

Nigeria Jagajaga exponent, Eedris Abdulkareem, hits Buhari hard...

Ban on granting of remand orders to EFCC...

EFCC re-arrests Fani-Kayode

Shell fined $3.6 billion for oil spillage

Nigerians, wahala dey-o!: Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabab throw weight behind...


Latest News BREAKING NEWS: Igbo leaders meet in Enugu, set to endorse Atiku/Obi FG denies landing permit to UN representative heading for Benue How former governor blew N5.7b on politics: Ex-aide Cross River Traditional Rulers Council bans installation of Eze Ndigbo Monkey kills 12-day-old baby Lai Mohammed diverting ministry’s funds towards Buhari’s re-election — PDP Osinbajo issues fraud alert on TraderMoni Uzodinma, Imo APC governorship candidate, snubs presidential panel Labour issues December ultimatum for N30,000 minimum wage Troops kill two terrorists, rescue 16 captives in Borno Senators query reduction of MTN $8.1bn fine to $800m Airline operators, FG differ over multiple routes for foreign carriers


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (420,063 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (389,508 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (322,302 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (270,939 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (243,702 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (227,283 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (208,695 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (190,176 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (175,502 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (168,370 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (164,832 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (151,782 views)


Zenith Zero Balance First Bank banner


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (72) Business & Economy (3,787) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (959) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (566) Features (668) Global Business Monitor (309) International (2,677) Interview (166) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (33) News (40,521) Opinion (1,140) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,709) Religion (896) Sports (1,771) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update





APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera