By Musa Adamu
With the demise of Alhaji Aliyu Umar (SAN), the Nigerian Bar Association has lost one of its most cerebral members whose track record of being on the side of the people remains an inspiration, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said.
According to Senator Omo-Agege, the sterling legal career and principled life of Alhaji Umar who once served as Director of Public Prosecution and Attorney General of Kano State would remain an inspiration to many young Nigerians.
The lawmaker expressed appreciation for the late lawyer’s resolute and principled stand at the Bar.
“I directly benefitted from his masterful marshaling of the fine points of law which ensured our victory in the law courts and I am aware that many consider Alhaji Aliyu Umar to have had a successful career in populist activism at the Bar.
“Among other responsibilities, he was one of the principled and successful prosecutors of the then Failed Banks Tribunal, standing firmly for truth, justice and the interest of the people.
“By whatever parameter of consideration, Alhaji Aliyu Umar is not one to be forgotten in a hurry and we pray for Almighty Allah to grant his good soul aljannah firdaus. We also pray that his family finds comfort in the indelible marks he made in the legal profession and public life,” he stated.