At 82, Prof. Nwabueze Begs God For Five More Years

At 82, Prof. Nwabueze Begs God For Five More Years

At 82, legal luminary and elder statesman, Professor Ben Nwabueze (SAN) has left his footprints on the sands of time through active law teaching and practice and sociopolitical interventions in the polity.

At 82, Prof. Nwabueze Begs God For Five More Years

AT 82, legal luminary and elder statesman, Professor Ben Nwabueze (SAN) has left his footprints on the sands of time through active law teaching and practice and sociopolitical interventions in the polity.

However, the erudite constitutional lawyer, who helped a host of African countries to develop their judicial systems, says he is yet to finish his mission on earth. He is praying the God Almighty to preserve his life for five years or more, to enable him continue the fight towards transforming Nigeria into a better place for all.

Nwabueze prayed penultimate Thursday at the presentation of his two-volume autobiography titled: “Ben Nwabueze, His Life, Works, Times- An Autobiography,” in Lagos.

The chairman of The Patriots, who is partially incapacitated with age and ill-health said: “The fact that I’m incapacitated by illness, which makes me not strong to stand on my feet to address this gathering doesn’t mean that I’m ready to go. I hope to live up to 90 years.”

Prof Nwabueze

At 82, Prof. Nwabueze Begs God For Five More Years

Explaining the importance of the event, the octogenarian said: “I’m not here mainly because of the presentation of my autobiography, but because of my joy to see and re-unite with those I have not seen for a very long time. If not for my children, this autobiography wouldn’t have been made possible.

My children kept on pressing on me to write about myself. It even came to a point that when they returned from London, they got me a big note and ball pen, saying ‘daddy, you can’t escape from writing about yourself.’ When the pressure heightened, I had to bow-in for their superior argument.”

- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/07/at-82-prof-nwabueze-begs-god-for-more-five-yrs/#sthash.wtmFUymq.dpuf

However, the erudite constitutional lawyer, who helped a host of African countries to develop their judicial systems, says he is yet to finish his mission on earth. He is praying the God Almighty to preserve his life for five years or more, to enable him continue the fight towards transforming Nigeria into a better place for all.

Nwabueze prayed penultimate Thursday at the presentation of his two-volume autobiography titled: “Ben Nwabueze, His Life, Works, Times- An Autobiography,” in Lagos.

The chairman of The Patriots, who is partially incapacitated with age and ill-health said: “The fact that I’m incapacitated by illness, which makes me not strong to stand on my feet to address this gathering doesn’t mean that I’m ready to go. I hope to live up to 90 years.”

Explaining the importance of the event, the octogenarian said: “I’m not here mainly because of the presentation of my autobiography, but because of my joy to see and re-unite with those I have not seen for a very long time. If not for my children, this autobiography wouldn’t have been made possible.

My children kept on pressing on me to write about myself. It even came to a point that when they returned from London, they got me a big note and ball pen, saying ‘daddy, you can’t escape from writing about yourself.’ When the pressure heightened, I had to bow-in for their superior argument.”

 

Related news

Naij.com's award-winning photojournalist, Yinka Adeparusi buried (photos/video)

Naij.com's award-winning photojournalist, Yinka Adeparusi buried (photos/video)

Naij.com's award-winning photojournalist, Yinka Adeparusi buried (photos/video)