Former AGF Akinjide and Globe Motors Chairman, Anumudu Dead


Former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Chief Richard Akinjide, and the Chairman of Globe Motors, Chief William Anumudu, passed away yesterday. While Akinjide passed on at 88 in Ibadan, Anumudu kicked the bucket at 68 in Lagos.

Sympathy messages poured in minutes after updates on the deaths broke. President Muhammadu Buhari, his forerunner Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, previous Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Speaker House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, gave proper respect to Akinjide.

Akinjide and Anumudu mourned

The mourners as well included the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, pan- Yoruba socio-political gathering, Afenifere, and legal personality, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN). The Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN) and The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) additionally grieved the late legal figure.

Buhari, as per an announcement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, sympathized with the administration and members of Oyo State over the death of the late AGF. The president said Akinjide had a momentous effect as Minister of Education in the First Republic, Minister of Justice and Attorney General in the Second Republic, and a member of the Judicial Systems’ Sub-panel of the Constitution Drafting Committee of 1975-1977.

The president noted that the late AGF utilized his rich experience and information to serve the nation and humankind. Jonathan communicated trouble over the passing on of Akinjide, portraying his demise as an extraordinary misfortune to the country.

More condolence messages pour in

Atiku, in a tweet, sympathized with the Akinjide family and asked that God should concede him an ideal rest. Gbajabiamila, in a sympathy proclamation, portrayed Akinjide’s death as an agonizing misfortune, saying that he carried on with a commendable life deserving of copying, particularly by the up and coming age of legal counselors in the nation.

The Olubadan of Ibadan land portrayed the passing of Akinjide as a stupendous misfortune to the country. The ruler in an announcement by his Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Adeola Oloko, said he was a practiced legal counselor and lawmaker who gave a decent record of himself while in public administration.

As per Adetunji, Akinjide, who likewise filled in as a chief in the Olubadan of Ibadan’s court of tribe nobles, was a nationalist who showed an extraordinary love for his country and the members. Tinubu additionally sent his sympathizing message to the late’s family and the administration and members of Oyo State.

Anumudu Leading Manufacturers’ Representative

The Chairman of Globe Motors Holdings (Nigeria) Limited, Anumudu, was a premier manufacturers’ delegate in Nigeria’s automobile industry.

As indicated by family sources, the past on the previous day around 4 a.m. hours before he was to travel to Germany for treatment. He tested negative for COVID-19 after he became ill a couple of days back.



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