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Ajimobi commiserates with Muslims over death of Chief Imam

09 April 2015, 20:50

Ibadan - Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has commiserated with the Muslim community over the death of the Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheikh Busari  Haruna III.

The governor, in a statement issued in Ibadan on Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media, Dr Festus Adedayo, said the death of  Haruna  was  unfortunate and disheartening.

He described Haruna as a religious leader who used his position to ensure cohesion among the Islamic faithful  in Ibadanland and the entire South-West Zone of the country.

Ajimobi also praised the deceased for his commitment to the peaceful co-existence of  Muslims with adherents of other religions in Ibadan in particular and Oyo State in general.

Also read: Borno Chief Imam dies at 90

"The death of our father, Sheikh Busari Suara Haruna III came to me as a rude shock.

"He will forever be remembered as a religious leader who used his position to better the lots of Islamic faithful and the society.

"The late Chief  Imam was a pillar of support to our government.

"His wise counsel   all the time were of tremendous help in the achievements so far recorded by our administration.

"He will forever be remembered for his fatherly role,’’ the statement quoted the governor as saying.

The governor prayed to God for the repose of the soul of the deceased while granting the  family, friends and associates the fortitude to bear the  loss.


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