President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his congratulatory message to Professor, David Adedayo Ijalaye (SAN) as he clocks 90 years on Thursday.
In a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja, Buhari noted that the legal luminary has left his footprints indelibly in the sands of jurisprudence in the country.
“President Buhari joins the Nigerian Bar Association, National Judicial Council and the academia in celebrating Emeritus Professor Ijalaye for his contributions to the teaching and practice of law in Nigeria for more than 34 years before retirement in 1998, and his consistency in ensuring competitive standards by supervising post-graduate thesis.
“The President believes the legal luminary has left his footprints indelibly in the sands of jurisprudence in the country, and generations to come will continue to extol his virtues.
“As Emeritus Professor Ijalaye turns 90, President Buhari commends his dedication and discipline to delivery of best results, which attracted many awards and enviable positions within and outside the academia like Dean, Faculty of Law; Deputy Vice Chancellor and Chairman, Board of Postgraduate Studies of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (FNIALS) and Fellow of the Nigerian Society of International Law (FNSIL).
“The President prays for more joyful and memorable years for the Emeritus Professor.”