Nigeria, [Lagos], [31/10/2023] – Nigeria is in mourning following the loss of one of its most revered legal scholars and a beloved paternal figure, Professor Ben Nwabueze, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Professor Nwabueze, who also held the distinguished position of Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, passed away recently, creating an irreplaceable void.
The news of his passing has elicited an outpouring of sorrow and condolences from across the nation. Particularly, former Anambra State Governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, expressed his deep grief over the departure of this iconic personality.
In a heartfelt tweet, Mr. Peter Obi stated, “I am deeply saddened by the loss of a highly esteemed Nigerian, a revered fatherly figure, a leading patriot, constitutional law expert, and former Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, Professor Ben Nwabueze, SAN.”
Professor Ben Nwabueze’s contributions to Nigeria, notably in the fields of education and legal practice, are immeasurable. He was a legal luminary, specializing in constitutional law, and his sagacity and expertise were sought after by many. His endeavors played a pivotal role in shaping Nigeria’s legal landscape.
As the nation mourns the loss of this remarkable individual, our sympathies and prayers go out to the Nwabueze family. May they discover solace in the enduring legacy left by Professor Ben Nwabueze, and may he rest in eternal peace.
The passing of Professor Ben Nwabueze leaves a void deeply felt by the legal fraternity and the entire nation. His commitment to the principles of justice, constitutional law, and his relentless dedication to advancing the interests of the Igbo people through his role in Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide will be remembered for generations to come.