Chief Judge of Kogi State, Nasir Ajanah, has died at the Abuja COVID-19 isolation centre. Reports have it that Ajanah was moved from Lokoja into the isolation centre some days ago where he died.
Ajanah was born in 1956 to the family of MJ Fari Ajanah in Okene Local Government Area. He finished from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he studied law. He was called to the Nigerian bar as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court.
Some years later, he set up his private firm, Nasiru Ajanah & Co in Okene where he practised law between 1985 and 1989.
Also, he served as chairman, Election Petitions Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State (2007) and chairman, Election Tribunal Petitions in Rivers State (2008).
Covid-19, a global pandemic presently travailing the world has been causing a gridlock in activities since March. In Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari imposed a lockdown on activities in the country. Religious places of worship and schools were shut down. Inter-state travels were also disrupted. However, the lockdown has been relaxed partially.
Isolation centres have been established to help treat affected cases. Many persons have been discharged from the isolation centres so far. But some persons have died also. Notable personalities that have died from the virus include Abba Kyari and Abiola Ajimobi.
Ajanah will be buried in Abuja on Sunday.