Abiodun Mourns Chief Imam Orunsolu, Says His Death A Big Loss - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Abiodun Mourns Chief Imam Orunsolu, Says His Death A Big Loss

 From Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Governor Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday mourned the death of the President, League of Imams and Alfas in Ogun State and Chief Imam of Egbaland, Sheikh Liadi Ayinde Orunsolu.

Orunsolu died in the early hours of today after a brief illness.

Abiodun in a statement he personally signed,  condoled with the people of Egbaland in particular, the State and the Muslim Ummah in general.

The Governor described Orunsolu’s death as a great loss to the state and noted that the late Chief Imam spent his days praying and teaching values and precepts of the Quran.

Abiodun who actually called the family members - wives and children before the internment this morning, added that the death of the late cleric marked the end of an era and a great personal loss.

The Governor said: "Baba Orunsolu lived a pious, worthy and highly commendable life that will be remembered by posterity. I urge all Muslims in the state to immortalise him by living the virtues of love, peace, and good neighbourliness he lived and propagated.

“I will personally miss his warmth and candour. He always spoke truth to power and was a huge pillar and supporter of our Administration. We were like father and son and he never related with me as a Governor. He was brutally frank on issues concerning the people and the wellbeing of our State.

“The fact that Chief Imam died after the successful completion the 2020 Ramadan fasting and Eid celebration at a grand old age of 99  indicates Allah's pleasure with him. He was unpretentious about what he preached and practiced, and we owe him a huge debt of gratitude for his forthrightness 

“I pray that Allah would grant the soul of the departed good rest in Aljannah Firdaus and comfort his family."

 

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