By Bartholomew Madukwe
Nigeria’s oldest practising lawyer, activist nonagenarian, Pa Tunji Gomez, 90, is dead.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Emeka Ngige, described late Pa Gomez as a consummate Bar man and the ‘conscience’ of NBA.
“A man of courage and conviction, he was in the forefront of the group calling for reforms in our Association . The Bar will sorely miss him. May his courageous soul Rest In Peace ! Amen! It’s a matter of conscience,” he added.
Announcing his death, the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch Mr. Chukwuka Ikwuazom wrote:
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Pa Tunji Gomez. Pa Gomez was, until his death yesterday night, the oldest practicing lawyer in Nigeria and a deeply loved member of the Premier Bar,” he said.
The Branch had in recognition of his excellent service and uncommon devotion to the Branch, celebrated his 90th birthday in style a few months ago.
Pa Tunji Gomez died on July 17, 2018.