“Justice Garba Nabaruma played a significant role in shaping Nigeria’s jurisprudence”- Olumide Akpata
My deepest sympathies are with the entire Nigerian judiciary, particularly the Yobe State Judiciary, on the passing unto glory of the Chief Judge of Yobe State, Hon. Justice Garba Musa Nabaruma, who was reported to have died on 18th May 2020 after a prolonged illness.
The service of the learned Chief Judge to the Judiciary and indeed the legal profession in Nigeria, was invaluable and unprecedented in both quality and length in Yobe State. Until his death, he was considered to be the longest-serving Chief Judge of Yobe State and in that position, he played a substantial role in shaping Nigeria’s jurisprudence.
His death is a sad event not just for the judiciary but also the NBA, more especially, the branches in Yobe State that were geographically closer to the learned Chief Judge and under his jurisdiction.
I also express my sympathies to the family and friends of the late Justice G.N. Nabaruma. I pray that the Almighty God will comfort his family, friends, colleagues, and all of us during this difficult time, and also give everyone that is affected by his death the fortitude to bear this loss.
May he continue to rest in the bosom of God forever and ever.
With sincere sympathy,