President Bola Tinubu has sent condolences to the Nwabueze family, as well as the government and people of Anambra State, on the death of Professor Ben Nwabueze, a famous constitutional lawyer and former minister of education.
Tinubu acknowledged the death of the foremost constitutional lawyer as a terrible loss in a statement issued by the president’s spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, on Monday, saying Professor Nwabueze’s grasp of law was exceptional.
“Prof. B.O. Nwabueze’s contribution to the precedents and principles of the nation’s constitution is notable. His involvement in the drafting of the 1979 Constitution is a legacy that stands him out, as are his outstanding contributions to the legal profession at large,” the President says.
The President urged his family, the people of Anambra State, and all Nigerians to find comfort in the excellent legacy that the dead left behind.
The President also requested that God Almighty grant Prof Nwabueze’s sweet soul eternal rest.
According to Eni Nwabueze’s announcement, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria died on Sunday at the age of 94.
He stated that burial plans would be publicized in due course.
“With great sadness, we announce the passing on of our patriarch, Professor Ben .O. Nwabueze SAN, NNOM, CON, pioneer Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Oduah Afo-na-Isagba of Atani, Anambra State, on Sunday October 29th, 2023 age 94. He lived an exemplary life of consequence,” the statement read.