See their Condolence Messages below:
“28th June, 2020
Speaker Kolawole mourns Hon. Justice Nasir Ajanah, Chief Judge of Kogi State
Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Prince Matthew Kolawole has received with shock and sadness the sudden demise of the Chief Judge of Kogi State, Honourable Justice Nasir Ajanah which occurred this morning after a brief illness.
He said it is devastating and painful for the state to lose yet another great personality in the legal world, describing his death at this time as a colossal loss to the entire nation.
He described late Justice Nasir Ajanah as a courageous outstanding legal luminary and administrator who consistently upheld the rule of law which has made the state to stand out among the comity of States Judiciary in Nigeria.
He sympathized and condoled His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the Government of Kogi State, his immediate family and the Government and people of Okene Local Government over the demise of their father, illustrious son and outstanding legal luminary, stressing that he will be greatly missed.
He said it is disheartening and painful to lose such a great mind that devoted all his life to the service of the state in the Judiciary, He pointed out that his demise has created a great vacuum that will be hard to fill.
He noted that death is an expected end of every mortal and enjoined his family to take solace in the words of God which say for everything under the sun there is a time; a time to be born, and a time to die, urging them to uphold his legacy of truthfulness, hard work, tolerance and boldness.
Rt. Hon. Prince Matthew Kolawole, on behalf of the 7th Assembly, management and staff of the Kogi State House of Assembly wish to commiserate with the immediate family of Hon Justice Nasir Ajanah, Kogi State Judiciary, Kogi State Government, Government and people of Okene Local Government on the death of their illustrious son and father, praying that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
May his soul rest in peace
Chief Press Secretary to the Honourable Speaker Kogi State House of Assembly”.
“Sympathy To A Family And A People; Tribute To An Eminent Jurist- Justice Nasir Ajanah (Chief Judge, Kogi State)
I commiserate with the family of the Late Justice Nasir Ajanah, Chief Judge of Kogi on the sad and untimely death of my lord Justice Ajanah. I also extend my condolence to all our people across Kogi State and my professional constituency of lawyers and jurists.
This tragic loss of one of our finest and leading legal minds as well as an accomplished jurist is painful to all. We however take solace in our memories and recollection of his outstanding character, temperament and contributions to our state and the law. His impact is now his enduring legacy for which our state and the nation are better.
I specifically express my condolence to the Governor, the Government, and the people of Kogi State at this difficult time of successive losses. Our entire government in every arm has experienced losses of high ranking officials in the past weeks with the losses of Mr. Abdulateef Suleiman; an important Assistant to the governor in the Executive, Hon. John Abah; a ranking member of the State House of Assembly in the Legislature, and the twin losses of a senior official of the Judiciary; Justice Atadoga, President of the Customary Court of Appeal, and now the loss of the head of the State Judiciary; Justice Ajanah.
Our prayers and thoughts to the families of the departed, Kogi State Government and the people of Kogi State.