The acting President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Dalhatu Adamu was honoured Wednesday when a book was launched in his honour.
The book, A Glory to the Bench, a compilation of essays, was presented at a lavish event at the Yar'adua Centre, Abuja where the Dalhatu Adamu Foundation was also launched.
The event had in attendance the vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alh. Namadi Sambo and the Chief Justice of the Federation, Hon. Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar in attendance.
In his review of the book, the Dean, faculty of Law, Nassarawa State University, Prof. Maxwell Gidado described the 326 page book as a "rich compendium of articles" on alternative dispute resolution, law of torts, environmental and sharia law among others, adding that he has "no hesitation recommending the book as a working document for law makers, lawyers and people in all facets of life."
Speaking at the event, Vice President Namadi Sambo, represented by Alhaji Abba Dabo said Nigeria has been blessed by a judiciary that has, through its commitment, restored sanity to the nation and hoped the event will encourage the justices to do greater things for the country.
On his part, the honouree, Hon. Justice Adamu lauded the team of young lawyers under the auspices of Lawtree Concept who undertook the task of producing the book in his honour.
"Today, the event we are witnessing is, no doubt, a great moment. It is a moment of glory that marks a watershed in my life, and will remain indelible in my mind," he said.
Highlight of the event included unveiling of the book by Alhaji Adamu Gambo, the chief launcher, who bought 10 copies of the book for a million naira each. He also spearheaded the unveiling of the Dalhatu Adamu Foundation and decorated the honouree with a garland confirming him as the patron of the foundation.
Explaining the idea behind the foundation, Abubakar Yahya Ndakene who was the head of the editorial team that produced the book, said Lawtree Concept decided to float the foundation around the "impeccable character" of the honouree "with the hope of impacting on the society as a whole."
Awards were presented to citizens who have distinguished themselves in the service of the public. The awardees included, Hon. Justices Aloma Mukhtar, Idris Kutigi, and the Niger State Governor, Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu among others.