The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has described the death of the late Chief Richard Akinjide as a huge loss to Nigeria, his family and the legal profession, even as he declared that his place is already assured in Nigeria’s contemporary political history.
According to Dare, “Chief Akinjide was a man of many parts; a legal icon , luminary, great administrator and outstanding politician. He was meticulous and a shining armour in our chequered political history.
“He was just not a force to reckon with in Nigeria, he was respected outside the shores of Nigeria. He was indeed great mind who made his mark in his chosen profession. He was an accomplished Nigerian who left his footsteps in the sands of Nigerian socio-political life.
“His death has left a big vacuum in the politics of Oyo State and Nigeria in general. My condolences goes to his family, friends, associates and the Nigerian Bar Association. May his soul find eternal rest in the Lord. Indeed, an iroko tree has fallen,” Dare noted.