THE CHIEF IMAM OF LAGOS, HARUNA AKINOLA, IS DEAD

THE CHIEF IMAM OF LAGOS, HARUNA AKINOLA, IS DEAD

The Muslim cleric passed away on Sunday after a brief illness at the age of 80.

Mr. Akinola died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, a source said.

the governor of Lagos state and the people of Lagos joined the family at the painful time.
He said: “It is with deep sense of great loss but total submission to the will of God that I note the demise of the Chief Imam of our dear State, Alhaji Garuba Akinola. He was indeed a respected cleric who was always mindful of his integrity and used his sermons to engineer positive changes in the behaviour and character of his followers.

“He was a devout Muslim; humanist and bridge builder and would be remembered for his fairness, boldness and thought-provoking sermons.”

Governor Ambode, while commiserating with the family of the late cleric, urged them to take solace in the fact that he lived a fulfilled life and contributed immensely to the peaceful coexistence in the State until his demise.

“On behalf of my family and the people of Lagos State, I like to specially commiserate with the immediate family of the deceased and the Muslim Community for this great irreparable loss,” the Governor said.

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