Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has expressed sadness over the death of Hon. Justice AbdulMuttalib Ahmad Ambali,
a retired Grand Khadi of the Kwara State Sharia Court of Appeal.
Justice Ambali who served as Grand Khadi between 1999 – 2008 died in the early hours of Thursday, March 30, 2023.
In a condolence message signed by his Press Officer on Home Matters, Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir,
Saraki described the demise of the legal icon and elder statesman as a great loss not only to his family and Ilorin Emirate but to Kwara State and Nigeria.
He commiserated with the family of the deceased, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, and the people of the Ilorin Emirate.
“The passing of Hon. Justice AbdulMuttalib A. Ambali is a huge loss — not only to his family and Ilorin Emirate, but to the people of Kwara, and Nigeria in general.
He was a great father, a man of exemplary character, a community leader, an erudite scholar,
a distinguished legal practitioner, and a respected elder statesman who will always be remembered for his selfless service to our dear State and country.
“Baba was a devout Muslim and will be long remembered for his contributions and commitment to the propagation of Islam in our society.
“I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the entire Ambali family, and the people of Ilorin.
” My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this period of grief.
“May Almighty Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him a special place in Aljannah Firdaus,” Saraki prayed.
Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir – ABDUL ABDUL,
Press Officer on Home Matters,
Abubakar Bukola Saraki Media Office