Deputy Speaker, Kalu mourns Constitutional Lawyer, Prof. Ben Nwabueze




The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has commiserated with the family, the government and people of Anambra State over the death of an elder statesman and foremost constitutional lawyer, Professor Ben Nwabueze (SAN).


Kalu in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Levinus Nwabughiogu on Monday recalled the remarkable contributions of the late legal luminary in the socio-political spheres of Nigeria.


The Deputy also recalled that Professor Nwabueze played a major role in the drafting of the 1979 constitution.


Kalu lauded Professor Nwabueze’s  contributions to the Nigerian jurisprudence, stressing that his invaluable works added to the development of legal education.


The Deputy Speaker also hailed Professor Nwabueze’s contributions to the peace and unity in Igboland especially during his tenure as the Secretary General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide.


Though, Nwabueze exited the world at an advanced age of 94, Kalu believed that the courageous and astitute professor of law will be profoundly missed by all and sundry.


He prayed God to grant the soul of departed eternal rest.


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