The governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has described the passage of Chief Chike Offodile, the former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, as a great loss to the state in particular and the country in general.
Offodile (SAN), who was until his death, the Onowu Iyasele (the traditional Prime Minister) of Onitsha, passed on at 92 on Sunday, August 3, 2014.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, James Eze, Governor Obiano observed that with Offodile’s passage, Nigeria had lost one of the taproots of the nation’s judiciary, describing him as the last of the finest breed of legal luminaries.
“Chief Offodile was one of Anambra’s finest gifts to the nation’s judiciary. He served his fatherland for 50 years, some of which witnessed the most uncertain periods in our history.
“With his passage, Nigeria has lost yet another of the great men that laid the foundation of our current progress,” Chief Obiano observed.
According to him, Offodile was until his death, a living legend.