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Buhari, Abiodun Mourn Chief Imam Of Egbaland

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun have mourned the death of Alhaji Liadi Orunsolu, the Chief Imam of Egbaland, who passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the age of 98.

In a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina saluted the life of piety and utmost submission to the will of Almighty Allah lived by the departed, who was also President-General of League of Imams and Alfas in Ogun State.

“He lived a long and qualitative life, devoted to the service of Allah,” President Buhari prayed that “May he be bountifully rewarded, having completed his course.”

He also charged all those who mourn the deceased to derive challenge from his devout life, and seek to approximate same.

Also Ogun State governor, Prince Abiodun in a statement he personally signed sent his condolences to the people of Egbaland in particular, the State and the Muslim Ummah in general.

The governor described Orunsolu’s death as a great loss to the state and noted that the late Chief Imam spent his days praying and teaching values and precepts of the Quran.

“Baba Orunsolu lived a pious, worthy and highly commendable life that will be remembered by posterity. I urge all Muslims in the state to immortalise him by living the virtues of love, peace, and good neighbourliness he lived and propagated", the governor said.

He added that the death of the late cleric marked the end of an era and a great personal loss.

“I will personally miss his warmth and candour. He always spoke truth to power and was a huge pillar and supporter of our Administration. We were like father and son and he never related with me as a Governor. He was brutally frank on issues concerning the people and the wellbeing of our State", Prince Abiodun remarked.

“The fact that Chief Imam died after the successful completion the 2020 Ramadan fasting and Eid celebration at a grand old age of 99  indicates Allah's pleasure with him. He was unpretentious about what he preached and practiced, and we owe him a huge debt of gratitude for his forthrightness” 

“I pray that Allah would grant the soul of the departed good rest in Aljannah Firdaus and comfort his family,” the statement concluded.