Ijaw group urges Delta, FG to honour Justice Tobi

2012-07-19
www.vanguardngr.com - By Nnamdi Ojiego

LAGOS-Ijaw Monitoring Group, IMG, has described Justice Nikki Tobi, former Justice of the Supreme Court who turned 72 years, weekend, as a blessing to the people of Niger Delta and Nigerians as a whole, and asked Delta State and the federal governments to honour him.

In a congratulatory message by its IMG Coordinator, Comrade Joseph Evah, the group stated that Justice Tobi has made the country proud through his contributions to the development of law practice in Nigeria.

"Justice Tobi excel in two difficult worlds. He was excellent in the academic world as a lecturer and became a reference point in the legal world. This legal icon and academic guru has proved that beyond oil resources, the people of Niger Delta are extra ordinarily gifted."

The Ijaw group stated that Justice Tobi's tenure at the Supreme Court was one of the best in the history of the court, stressing that the renowned jurist deserve honours from the Delta State Government and the Federal Government to encourage selfless and dedicated professionals to put in their best to the service of the nation.

"It is time for Nigeria to honour genuine patriots in their life-time and not when they are dead. By honouring such men and women like Justice Tobi, we are positively connecting the present generation to the future generation as the future generation will draw inspiration from today's world to build the future"

IMG however, urged President Jonathan to make use of patriotic and intelligent sons and daughters from the Niger delta to help him realise his transformation agenda so as to prevent selfish politicians from hijacking the presidency

 

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