Mallam Yusuf Chinedozi Nwoha, Director of Administration of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has died in a road accident.
Alhaji Femi Abbas, Chairman Media Committee, NSCIA and Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni, a leading member of the NSCIA and Chairman of Oyo State Muslim Community in separate statements said Mallam Nwoha died in a road accident in Lokoja, Kogi State on his way to Oweri, Imo State, to celebrate the Eid -el Kabir.
Alhaji Abbas wrote that”With heavy hearts and impregnable sobriety, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affair (NSCIA) hereby announces the demise of its Director of Administration, Mallam Yusuf Chinedozi Nwoha.
“He died in a road accident at Okene, Kogi State, on his way to Oweri in Imo State for Eidul Adha last Wednesday.
Mallam Nwoha who retired as Deputy Director in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 2019 was also the NSCIA’s representative at the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON).
“The details of internment, his life as a Muslim, his various Islamic activities and footprint he left behind will be published later. Inna Lillah wa inna ilayhi raji‘un.
Alhaji Sanni on his part wrote that:
“What a season of death, what a season of sadness.
“Alhaj Yusuf Nwoha the Director of Administration of Nigeria Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs also left us today. He died in a motor accident in Okene on his way to Owerri to observe the Eid. Yusuf is unequivocally one of the best among us. He accepted Islam in the early 80’s and acquired the knowledge of Islam with the speed of sound.
“He was educated at Bayero University Kano. We employed him as Director of our Islamic Propagation Center In Owerri financed by the then Baba Adinni of Yorubaland Alhaj MKO Abiola before he was employed by INEC where he retired a few months ago.
“Due to his dynamism and honesty he was employed as the Director of Administration of the Nigeria Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs. We spoke on Monday where he complained of chronic ulcer and I advised him to use some very efficacious herbal concoctions. unknown to me that it would be our last discussion.
“Yusuf is one of the most dedicated brothers from the East of Nigeria, dynamic and humble to a fault. Oh Allah you know why you are taking away the best among us but we beseech you to be merciful on us and halt this trend.
“The other day it was Abdul Wahab Bolaji. Today it is Yusuf Nwoha. May Allah forgive his shortcomings and admit him to jannat Firdaous , make his family steadfast on the noble religion of Islam.”