Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, has expressed profound sadness and pain over the demise of retired Supreme Court jurist,Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte.
Amaechi refers to the deceased as a father and great advisor,had during his time as governor of Rivers State appointed Karibi-Whyte Pro Chancellor of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology(RSUST) to strengthen the institution’s education and values.
He said, “Justice Karibi-Whyte for me was a father figure.He was an exemplary personality,a great advisor and I have the utmost respect for him.
“During his tenure as Pro Chancellor of RSUST where he brought his astute disposition and intellect to bear,there was a remarkable turnaround in the quality of education and handling of affairs in the institution.
“He was also a key member of the State’s Economic Advisory Council when I was governor and my administration and Rivers State benefited richly from his wealth of experience and expertise.
“As a Justice of the supreme court,he was very upright,fearless and upheld the rule of law.
He was a colossus and great teacher.I will miss him deeply.Rivers State and Nigeria just lost a good man,a great man”, Amaechi said.
Amaechi prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed Justice Karibi-Whyte and comfort for his wife and family.