The governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode and Bola Tinubu have communicated pity over the sudden passing of the Chief Imam in the state.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; the state House of Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, on Sunday communicated despondency over the demise of the Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheik Ibrahim Garuba Akinola.
As indicated by Punch Metro, Akinola passed on Sunday in Lagos at 79 years old. Ambode, in a sympathy message marked by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, depicted Akinola’s passing as an extraordinary misfortune to the Muslim people group, the state and the nation all in all.
He stated, “It is with profound feeling of awesome misfortune yet add up to accommodation to the will of God that I take note of the death of the Chief Imam of our dear state, Alhaji Garuba Akinola. He was to be sure a regarded priest, who was constantly aware of his honesty and utilized his sermons to build positive changes in the conduct and character of his devotees.”
Tinubu said Ibrahim would be painfully missed as he generally put his profound information and comprehension of Islam at the transfer of his adherents.
In a statement issued by Tinubu Media Office, the APC pioneer stated, “I am profoundly disheartened by the demise of the Chief Imam of Lagos. In any case, as Muslims, we should take each event as the will of Allah.
“As the main Islamic researcher in Lagos, Sheik Ibrahim will be woefully missed by Muslim dependable as well as by the general population of Lagos and South-West.
“Sheik Ibrahim dependably put his profound learning and comprehension of Islam at the transfer of numerous. Through his sermon and ‘Khutbat,’ he attracted consideration regarding the different societal ills and proposed restorative advances. I will miss him by and by. He brought quieting words amid our time of turmoil.”
Obasa depicted the late Chief Imam as a fair minister, who remained for reality in all his years, including that the state had taken comfort in the way that Ibrahim committed his life to serve Allah and mankind.
The Speaker stated, “He was a fair-minded godly man who remained for reality all his whole life and the country when all is said in done and Lagos State specifically will most likely miss him.”