The Minister and staff of the Federal ministry of Justice, have paid glowing tributes to the retiring Permanent Secretary and Solicitor-General of the Federation, Dayo Apata.
The Minister and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, as mark of honour for the immense contributions made by Mr. Apata within the ministry, renamed the ministry’s e-library “Dayo Toba Apata E-Library”.
He said at the sendforth ceremony organized by the Ministry for the retiring Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, that Apata has made “unbroken record of commitment and professionalism demonstrated by his sound legal mind.”
Malami said: “Let me place on record, the commendable consistency of the SGF/PS in the implementation of policies and programmes of the Ministry. | can say with pride that the Ministry has been lifted to higher grounds and has become the envy of others.
” In my countless encounters and very intimate working interaction with him over the years, I found him to be resourceful, committed and patriotic in the discharge of his duties.
“It is an Understatement to say that the Federal Ministry of Justice will miss this repository of knowledge on vital aspects of law.”
On his part, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu, noted that Apata is a good person.
He described him as a wonderful person and prayed that it would be well with the Retiring Permanent Secretary.
The climax of the event was the cutting of cake for Apata’s 60th birthday anniversary. He retires from the Civil Service of the Federation on Sunday, having clocked 60 years.
Apata, who on his part thanked the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami for giving him the opportunity to serve in the Ministry, enumerated most his achievements to the applause by the Staff of the ministry..