Abuja - Senator Bukola Saraki, representing Kwara Central at the National Assembly, has described the death of Chief Imam of the National Mosque in Abuja, Ustaz Musa Mohammed, as a tragic loss.
Mohammed died on Saturday at the Abuja National Hospital after a brief illness, aged 68.
Saraki said Mohammed was a renowned Islamic cleric of good conduct and a great symbol of guidance for Nigerian Muslims nationwide.
“The demise of the Chief Imam of the National Mosque, FCT Abuja, Ustaz Musa Mohammed, is a tragic loss but with total submission to the will of Almighty Allah,” the legislator said.
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“Ustaz Mohammed was a renowned Islamic cleric of good conduct and a great symbol of guidance for Nigerian Muslims nationwide. The eminent scholar was one of the first-class individuals who have really sacrificed for the propagation of peace, love, brotherliness and tranquility in our dear nation,” Saraki added.
He said the country had lost a rare gem, adding that his demise was a great loss to Islam, humanity and Nigeria in general.
“He will be remembered for his principled life, spirit of tolerance, leadership quality and spiritual roles he played during his life time. I hereby join all Muslims worldwide to mourn this great loss with the family of the deceased and particularly, the leadership of the National Mosque and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA),” the lawmaker said.
Saraki also extended condolences and prayers to the deceased wives and children and the entire family and prayed that the Almighty Allah granted them succor over the loss.
- CAJ News