Erudite jurist, Justice Mary Ekaego Peter Odili of the Supreme Court of Nigeria is to officially bow out of the nation’s Judiciary on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
Mrs Odili, who is one of the earliest women to be elevated to the Supreme Court bench, will step aside having attained the mandatory retirement age of seventy years.
The Imo State born jurist, whose meritorious landmark judgments have sharpened the political, economic and social terrains of the nation, is to be hosted to an elaborate retirement event on the day.
Already, the authority of the apex court is to hold a befitting valedictory court session in her honour.
Director of Press and Information for the Supreme Court, Dr Festus Akande confirmed to our correspondent that the court session to be presided over by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad will hold at the main courtroom of the Supreme Court in the morning of Thursday.
He said that eminent Nigerians, especially the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Body of Benchers and body of the Senior Advocates of Nigeria, among others, are to grace the valedictory court session.