As another Justice of the Supreme Court, Musa Dattijo bows out on Friday, October 27, 2023, the number of Justices on the bench of the Apex Court has been reduced to 10.
Director of Press and Information in the supreme court, Akande Festus in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, stated that the valedictory session in honour of Justice Musa Dattijo will hold at the Main Courtroom of the apex Court.
According to the statement, the Special Court Session is to be presided over by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, who will customarily, pay tribute to Justice Musa Dattijo alongside other major stakeholders in the nation’s justice sector.
Justice Musa Dattijo who hails from Chanchaga Local Government Area of Niger State, was born on Tuesday, October 27, 1953 in Minna.
He attended Native Primary School, Minna from 1960 to 1966 for his First School Leaving Certificate.
Between 1967 and 1971, he was at Sheikh Sabbah College (now Sardauna Memorial Secondary School), Kaduna, from where he proceeded to Abdullahi Bayero College, Kano for a Pre-Degree programme which aided his immediate admission into the Faculty of Law at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he bagged a degree in Law in 1977.
He was called to the Nigerian Bar on 2nd July, 1977.
After a first Degree in Law, Justice Dattijo sought for admission at Warwick University in 1982 for an LLM Degree which he obtained in 1983.
Justice Dattijo earned a well-deserved elevation to the Court of Appeal on 21st November, 1998 from the Niger State Judiciary, and served meritoriously at different Divisions.
He took the oath of office as Justice of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, 10th July, 2012.
(EDITOR: TIENABESO BIBIYE)