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.
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"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
"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.