“If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, write something worth reading or do something worth writing” (Yinka Omotosho 2018).

It was a mammoth crowd yesterday Tuesday 27th February, 2018 at the Azare town of Bauchi State for the burial of late Justice Auwal Ibrahim. Until his death, the late jurist was the presiding judge of the National Industrial court of Nigeria, Port-Harcourt Division.

The President of the court, Hon. Justice B. A. Adejumo OFR led judges, principal officers and staff to honor the late jurist. They sympathized with his entire family, katagum Emirate; Azare Community, the good people of Bauchi State and Nigeria in general over the demise of the late eminent and resourceful jurist.

“We have accepted it as destiny in total submission to the will of Allah, but it was indeed a painful loss to us, Judiciary, Bauchi State, Azare and Nigeria in general. We Pray Allah to forgive the deceased his entire shortcomings and grant him highest paradise”. Justice Adejumo said.

Mr. Lele Mohd from Azare said, it’s certainly a mourning period for the people of Azare (Bauchi state) as they lay the remains of one of their illustrious son Honourable justice Auwal Ibrahim (PhD).

For those that know Dr Auwal (As he is fondly called) humility was his greatest asset and simplicity his second name. While highly placed individual chose to associate with their fellow prominent big-shots late Dr Auwal despite his prominence chose to be identified with the downtrodden. He sits with them, eats with them, listens to them and also extends his helping hand to them.

He is such a man that abandons his retinue of aides and convoy to use okada when visiting friends and family. I know of many people that used to call the late jurist for financial assistance while in school and the next thing they receive is alert.

He carries everybody along without selection.

No amount of words can adequately describe who Dr Auwal was. I join thousands of people to condole with the family of late Dr Auwal, his students, Katagum emirate and Bauchi state at large.

May the soul of Honourable Justice Auwal Ibrahim (PhD) Rest In Peace. Adieu Dr Auwal.

Late Justice Auwal Ibrahim was appointed a Judge of the National Industrial Court in 2008. After his Bachelors Degree in Law at the University of Maiduguri, he proceeded to University of Warwick, Coventry, England for his LL.M. and backed it up with a Doctorate Degree in Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London. Justice Ibrahim served on the Attorney General of the Federation’s working committee on the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria and was also on its Editorial Board.

In the field of academics and research, Justice Ibrahim has been a lecturer at the graduate and post graduate levels in the areas of Constitutional Law, Labour and Industrial Relations Law at the University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.

In the sphere of labour and industrial relations practice, Justice Ibrahim was at various times the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the Modibbo Adama College of the University of Maiduguri and the University of Maiduguri Branches. He was member, ASW National Industrial Negotiating Team and Member, Federal Government and ASW Negotiating Panel. Justice Ibrahim was on a study tour to the United States of America in August, 2009 and South Africa in May, 2010.

All in all, May Allah grants him highest paradise. May Almighty Allah overlook all his entire shortcoming. May Allah give the family, NICN, judiciary, and Nigeria in general the fortitude to bear the infinite loss.

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