Mamman Nasir, Nigerian jurist and one-time minister of justice, Dead

Nasir Mamman was born in 1929, in Katsina State, Northern Nigeria and died on April 13, 2019.

He was a Nigerian Jurist, Galadima of Katsina.

He was also the former President of the Nigerian courts of appeals.

Mamman Nasir attended Kaduna College where he acquired the West Africa School Certificate in 1947.

Later Nasir went to the University of Ibadan, where he got a testament in Latin.

He proceeded to the Council of Legal Education where he got a multi-year school instruction in Law in 1956.

After that year he was Call to the bar, Lincoln’s Inn.

Nasir returned to Nigeria in 1956 and was named a Crown Counsel.

In 1961, Judge Nasir was appointed as Minister of Justice, Northern Nigeria, a position he held for quite a while before he transformed into the Director of Public Prosecution, Northern Region in 1967.

During that year he was assigned Solicitor General, North Central State.

Nasir held this circumstance for quite a while before he was chosen to the seat of the Supreme Court of Nigeria as Justice in 1975.

In 1978, he was named as President of the Nigerian courts of offers.

He held the position until he surrendered in 1992 to climb the regal position of Galadima of Katsina and was turbaned on May 9, 1992.

Nasir passed in Katsina on after a brief illness.