ABUJA, October 10, 2023 – The legal fraternity of Nigeria came together today in solemn remembrance at the Supreme Court Complex in Abuja as they gathered to pay their last respects to the late Honourable Justice Chima Centus Nweze, JSC, during a poignant valedictory court session held in his honour.
Prominent among the esteemed dignitaries in attendance was the erudite silk, Mazi Afam Osigwe, whose presence added a distinguished touch to the proceedings. As a symbol of reverence and respect, Mr. Osigwe, renowned for his unparalleled legal acumen, joined the legal luminaries who gathered to eulogize the late Justice Nweze, whose contributions to the Nigerian legal landscape were lauded by all.
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The valedictory court session, which took place on October 10, 2023, served as a fitting tribute to the legacy of Justice Nweze, who served with unwavering dedication and commitment as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. His contributions to the jurisprudential discourse in Nigeria have left an indelible mark, and his memory will forever be etched in the annals of Nigerian legal history.
Mazi Afam Osigwe, a respected senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a legal luminary was seen as a symbol of unity within the legal community. His presence at the event underscored the importance of Justice Nweze’s work and the respect he commanded throughout his illustrious career.
During the valedictory court session, various legal luminaries paid tribute to Justice Nweze, recounting his remarkable legal career and unwavering commitment to justice. The event provided an opportunity for reflection on the significant impact of Justice Nweze’s judgments on Nigeria’s legal landscape.
During an interview with The Legal Attorney Blog, Mazi Afam Osigwe, who had a profound and enduring professional connection with the late Justice Nweze, characterized him as a mentor, confidant, and a shining example of integrity within the legal fraternity. Osigwe underscored the importance of encouraging young legal minds to wholeheartedly adopt Justice Nweze’s unwavering commitment to justice, fairness, and the principles of the rule of law as they carry on the esteemed tradition of upholding the legal system in Nigeria.
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The valedictory court session concluded with a poignant address by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, who commended the late Justice Nweze for his unwavering commitment to justice and fairness. The gathering, which included a broad spectrum of legal practitioners, government officials, and dignitaries, served as a testament to the respect and admiration that Justice Nweze garnered during his remarkable career.
The legal community and the nation mourn the loss of a legal luminary. Still, they also celebrate the enduring legacy of Justice Chima Centus Nweze, JSC, and his significant contributions to the Nigerian judiciary. Mazi Afam Osigwe’s presence at the event, among other distinguished guests, was a reminder of the unity and shared reverence that transcends the legal fraternity, reflecting the collective admiration for a jurist of exceptional merit.
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