- Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Muhammad, has hailed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for his innovation in the legal profession
- The Emir said that Osinbajo made a turnaround in the country's judicial system
- Justice Muhammad also noted that history would be kind to Osinbajo with the introduction of multi-court house and several reforms in the country
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been described as a pacesetter who revolutionised the nation's judiciary sector.
Legit.ng reports that the statement was made by the Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad I (rtd), saying that the federal government learned so much from Osinbajo having been an attorney-general of Lagos between 1999-2007.
The Emir, who is a former Supreme Court judge, disclosed this when he played host to Osinbajo at his palace in Lafia, adding that history would be kind to him with the introduction of multi-court house and several reforms that have contributed to the development of justice dispensation in the country.
Recounting his experience with the Osinbajo when he was the commissioner for justice in Lagos, the Emir said many legal professionals would not forget in a hurry how Lagos Judiciary under Osinabjo's leadership was used as a yardstick and a pacesetter for all other states, including the federal government.
The Emir said: "I feel delighted to receive you in this ancient palace. It has always been my dream in life that one day the Almighty will bring you here. I have my special reason for that. This is because those of us in the legal profession will appreciate the fact that your Excellency, you are a pacesetter as far as what is made out today modern judiciary in Nigeria is concerned.
"Those of us who were close by have noticed since that your appointment as the Attorney General of Lagos has brought about the revolution we are having today in the judiciary.”
The emir further explained that as far as far-reaching reforms were concerned, Lagos under Osinbajo as the attorney was the rallying point for many legal professionals and many states who were poised at reforming their judiciary sector.
“Today, that has become a reference point in Nigeria. We will never forget your tenure as the Attorney General in Lagos. This is because it was the first of its kind in the history of this country that prosecution of matters in this country has a profile and really makes sense in this country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the burial of former president Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya would be attended by Osinbajo.
It was reported that Osinbajo would be representing President Muhammadu at the state funeral in Nairobi on Wednesday, February 12.
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