Oba Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, on Thursday appealed to the Federal Government not to withhold the salaries and allowances of judiciary workers.
The monarch was speaking during a launch of books written in honour of retired Justice Muhammed Coomassies, who was the father of the occasion, in Abuja.
He also appealed to northerners, especially northern mothers to join in the fight against Boko Haram to make Nigeria a safe haven.
On the books, he urged legal practitioners to emulate the legacy of Coomassie, both written and unwritten. “There are some unwritten stories and legacies about him that we must emulate; he is humble and diligent in his field of work.’’
Hon. Justice Mahmud Mohammed, the Chief Justice of Nigeria said that the books and documentary written in honour of Justice Muhammed Coomassie would sustain and grow judiciary in Nigeria.
Mohammed, who was the chairman of the occasion said the books and documentary would contribute to the growth of democratic governance in the body polity of Nigeria.
The book titled is “The Coomassie’s legacy, Fair and Firm Adjudication of Justice, Legacy of service’’.
“It is rare for a judge to be recorgnised but today we are witnessing one that should be reproduced for the future generation. “Commassie has paid his dues and his contribution through his books if followed will help make the judiciary and Nigeria a better place.’’
In his good will message, Justice Mamman Nasir, the Galadima of Katsina said the book would help Nigeria to live in peace and unity.
“When you follow the principles of the man Coomassie and his books, you see that it will foster peace and unity in this country.”