The death of the Legal luminary, Chief Richard Akinjide is a big loss to Nigeria and lbadanland in particular.
The President General, Central Council of lbadan lndigenes, Chief Adeyemi Soladoye made the remark while reacting on the death of the former Artoney-General and Minister of Justice who died on Tuesday, 21st April, 2020.
According to him, Late Chief Akinjide as the Balogun Aare of lbadanland loved lbadan greatly and worked hard for its progress.
Chief Soladoye described the former Minister of Justice as a brilliant, knowledgeable and a highly revered jurist well respected by people across the world.
He said Late Chief Richard Akinjide was endowed with unique qualities which earned him fame both at the national and international level.
This, he added, led to his choice by Central Council of Ibadan Indegenes as one of those honoured as lbadan heroes in the Wall of Fame in the premises of lbadan House a month ago.
Chief Soladoye said the impact of Late Chief Richard Akinjide shall continue to be felt in the judiciary as a Constitutional Lawyer, in Nigerian politics which he had been involved since the First Republic and lbadanland as a member of one of the pioneer clubs with a vision for the growth of the land.
Leading the Executives and representatives of some clubs under CCII to his residence at Idi-Ishin, Chief Soladoye restated the impart of Late Richard Akinjide as an African Legend, a titan of Legal Profession who brought fame and respect to Ibadanland through his spartan discipline and granite determination to leave a legacy in his career.
The President General recalled that his practice of politics of ideology and consistency led to the consideration of five important positions to indigenes of Ibadan during the Second Republic.
The CCII noted that its solace was in the fact that Late Chief Akinjide lived a fulfilled life and prayed God to grant his soul a perfect peace.