Justice Abdkadri Orire, the founding Grand Khadi of the Kwara State Sharia Court of Appeal, died at the age of 87.
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq described the late lawyer as an outstanding leader who distinguished himself as a scholar of law, a writer, a Muslim community leader and a development activist.
He has curated with Mai Martaba the Emir of Ilorin Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU) and the whole state over the death of Orire, who was the Grand Khadi of the Kwara State Sharia Court of Appeal between 1975 and 1999.
The following statement:
“Today, our state lost of one of its finest jurists, a founding father, and indeed a national statesman, retired Justice Abdul Kadir Orire (CON), who was the pioneer Grand Khadi of the Kwara State Sharia Court of Appeal between 1975 and 1999. He died at the ripe age of 87.
“With total submission to the will of Almighty Allah who is the giver and taker of life, I join all our people in Ilorin and across Kwara and Kogi States to mourn the passing of this exemplary leader who distinguished himself as an erudite legal scholar, His roles in the founding of the University of Ilorin and other great institutions stand tall for posterity. Baba would be sorely missed!
“My special commiseration goes to the immediate and extended family of Justice Orire who would carry on the great legacies of the great Islamic leader and jurist.”