*Photo: Sheikh Abou*
The Senator, representing Lagos West District, Dr Idiat Adebule, has commiserated with the late Baba Adinni of Lagos and Executive Chairman of the Lagos Central Mosque Sheikh AbdulAfis Abou’s family, the Muslim community in Lagos State and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the death of the scholar.
Senator Adebule thanked Allah for the worthy life Baba lived all through.
She described Sheikh Abou as a thoroughbred scholar whose impacts traverse beyond the shores of the country.
The former Lagos State Deputy Governor said Nigerians would miss his depth of knowledge views on a wide range of issues and wisdom in which he deplored to address critical matters.
She said: “Nigeria has lost a great icon. He was an embodiment of knowledge, wisdom, and good character. Baba was a highly humble person. He related with everyone irrespective of age, tribe or religious affiliations.
“Nigerians will miss him. His death is a great loss to the Muslim community. On behalf of the people of Lagos West Senatorial District, I commiserate with the immediate family of Sheikh Abdul Afis Abou, the Muslim community, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Oba of Lagos Oba Rilwan Akiolu and Lagosians on the loss of a revered scholar.
“May Allah overlook Baba’s shortcomings and grant him Al-Jannah Firdaus. I pray to Allah to give the immediate family the strength to bear the loss,” she said.