Tinubu Reacts To Death Of Prominent Islamic Leader


President Bola Tinubu has mourned the passing of a prominent Islamic cleric and Baba Adinni of Lagos and chairman of the Executive Council of Lagos Central Mosque, Shaykh Abdul-Afis Aṣamu Abou.

Shaykh Abou died on Tuesday at the age of 101.

According to presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu received the news of the passing of Sheikh Abou with a heavy heart.

In a statement on Wednesday, Tinubu condoled with the deceased’s family, the Muslim community in Lagos, as well as the Lagos State Government over this very sad loss.

The president also celebrated the inspiring legacy of service, duty, and sacrifice of Baba, adding that his extraordinary contributions to the Muslim Ummah, Lagos State, and beyond.

“Baba dedicated his life to the service of the people. He lived a full life guided by the highest and noblest moral codes. He was a fine example for all of us. He will be sorely missed. We should take solace in Baba’s legacy and uphold his values of honesty, dignity, and sacrifice,” he said.

President Tinubu prayed that Almighty Allah grant Baba the highest station in Al-Jannah Firdaus.


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