Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has expressed profound sadness and pain over the demise of retired Supreme Court jurist, Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte.
Amaechi, who referred to the deceased as a father and great advisor, had during his time as Governor of Rivers State appointed Karibi-Whyte Pro-Chancellor of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, RSUST, to strengthen the institution’s education and values.
He said: “Justice Karibi-Whyte for me was a father figure. He was an exemplary personality, a great advisor and I have the utmost respect for him.
“During his tenure as Pro-Chancellor of RSUST where he brought his astute disposition and intellect to bear, there was a remarkable turnaround in the quality of education and handling of affairs in the institution.
“He was also a key member of the State’s Economic Advisory Council, when I was governor and my administration and Rivers State benefited richly from his wealth of experience and expertise.
“As a Justice of the Supreme Court, he was very upright, fearless and upheld the rule of law. He was a colossus and a great teacher. I will miss him deeply. Rivers State and Nigeria just lost a good man, a great man”, Amaechi said.
Amaechi prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed Justice Karibi-Whyte and comfort for his wife and entire family.