Former Minister Of Justice, Abdullahi Ibrahim Is Dead
Former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abdullahi Ibrahim, has passed away on Sunday, January 24.
According to PremiumTimes, Ibrahim, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who served as Minister of Transport and Aviation in the military regime of Muhammadu Buhari, was said to have died in an isolation centre in Abuja today.
A former top government official, who asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak publicly on the matter ahead of the family, broke the news to the publication on Sunday.
Ibrahim, from Kogi State, served as the AGF of the military regime of Abdusalami Abubakar, an army general, that handed over to the civilian administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999.
Prior to his appointment as the AGF, Mr Ibrahim served as the Minister of Education, Science and Technology.
He was called to the English Bar in 1963 and the Nigerian Bar in 1964. The deceased was at different times legal adviser at the then Ministry of Finance, Northern Nigeria and New Nigeria Development Company.
Ibrahim was a Senior State Counsel and head of prosecutions at the Ministry of Justice, Kano State.
He was a member of the National Judicial Council (NJC) between 2004 and 2008; Chairman, Legal Practitioners’ Disciplinary Committee between 2001 and 2006 and also Chairman, Legal Aid Council from 1990 to 1994.
Ibrahim served as Commissioner for Education in the old Kwara State, Minister of Education, Science and Technology; Minister of Transport and Aviation and as the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
He was Nigeria’s Agent in the dispute between Nigeria and Cameroon at the International Court of Justice (ICC). He also led the Nigerian delegation to the United Nations conference on the establishment of ICC.
May his soul Rest In Peace.