Following the birthday and retirement of Hon. Justice Mary Peter Odili from the Supreme Court, Safiya Balarabe has felicitated with the jurist on this dual celebration.

Her message reads:

“My Lord, Honourable Justice, you are a constant inspiration to all gentlemen in skirt and to all women.

You are a blessing to humankind, a pacesetter, a rare gem, an achiever and a success story. It is amazing how you have walked the paths of the legal journey from the Rivers State Magistracy up to the highest court of the land, the Supreme Court. This is no mean feat neither is it an easy journey in a country such as ours. 44 years in the judiciary is no joke!

It was equally no child’s play as you combined service at the Judiciary as well as your position as the First Lady of Rivers State; indeed you are a great woman.

Your achievement in the Judiciary will never be forgotten, it will continue to inspire us all to reach for the greater heights possible.

My Lord, as you retire today, I wish you a happy retirement, I bring you glad tidings, I wish you the very best and above all, I wish you good fruits from your good labour.

Further more, as your retirement is same day with your 70th birthday, I wish you long life, prosperity and unending happiness. You will continue to celebrate many more years.

Happy birthday, My Lord and God will continue to bless you”.

Safiya Balarabe

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