Renowned Islamic Cleric Dies

Renowned Islamic Cleric Dies | Daily Report Nigeria

A renowned Islamic cleric, Chief Imam of Oyo, Sheikh Mashood Abdul Ganiyy Adebayo Ajokidero III has died.

It was gathered that the Imam died in the early hours of Thursday.

A source close to the family said:

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As salaam alaykum. InnaLillah wainna Ilaihu raajiun. We Announce The Demise of the Grand Chief Imam Of Oyo. May Almighty Allah grant him Jannatul Firdaos. Amen.”

However, At the time of filing this report, details of the death of the Islamic cleric are still unknown.

Meanwhile, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has expressed his sadness over the demise of the Iman, saying that the death was a huge loss to the people of the state.

The governor expressed his condolences to the Muslim Ummah in Oyo Town and Oyo State over the loss, declaring that the late Imam would be greatly missed.

Makinde in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa described the departing Islamic cleric as a peacemaker, who worked peacefully with the Oyo Mesi, and the sons, and daughters of Oyo as well as all segments of the society.

The Governor, however, said the late Chief Imam played his part well in the development of the state and the growth of Islam.

He prayed to Allah to grant him Aljanah Firdaus and also grant the Muslim Ummah, the family of the Chief Imam, and the entire Oyo community the fortitude to bear the loss of the revered Islamic leader.

The statement read:

“I received the news of the death of our Baba, the Chief Imam of Oyo Town, Imam Sheikh Mashood Abdul Ganiyy Adebayo Ajokidero III, with total submission to the will of Allah.

“His death is a huge loss to the state because he contributed immensely to the growth of Islam and the development of Oyo State.

“I condole with all Oyo Mesi and the entire people of Oyo and the Muslim Ummah in the state.

“It is my prayer that the Almighty grants the late Chief Imam Sheikh Mashood Abdul Ganiyy Adebayo Ajokidero III, Aljanah Firdaus and gives everyone he left behind the strength and courage to bear the loss.”

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