It was with great sadness that the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) received the news today of the passage of its former President, Mr. Charles Idehen, which sad event occurred yesterday in Benin City, Edo State. Mr. Idehen was elected as the NBA President in 1989. His administration as NBA President was renowned for its active commitment to the rule of law and advocacy for democracy in Nigeria.

The passage of Mr. Charles Idehen is a loss not just to the legal profession but also to Nigeria as a nation. The Nigerian Bar Association will particularly miss the guidance of the former NBA President.

According to the NBA President, Mr. Maikyau, OON, SAN, “The passing of Mr. Charles Idehen, just a few days after the interment of another former President of the NBA, Arakurin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has created another big vacuum in the Bar and in the ranks of former NBA Presidents. He was a remarkable and humble man. The NBA will celebrate Mr. Idehen’s impactful life which ended yesterday at 83 years. His impacts will remain evergreen in the annals of the NBA history.”

The NBA President has urged families and friends to be consoled by the remarkable life of Mr. Charles Idehen, and he prayed that Almighty God grants those that he has left behind the continuous strength to bear this irreparable loss.

Akorede Habeeb Lawal
National Publicity Secretary