- NSCIA has lost its deputy president-general, Alhaji Sakariyahu Babalola
- Babalola died at the age of 87 in the early hours of Wednesday, October 2
- The late Muslim leader was also the president-general of the MUSWEN
The Nigerian Muslim Ummah has lost one of its great leaders, Alhaji Sakariyahu Babalola.
The Nation reports that until his death on the morning of Wednesday, October 2, the late Babalola was the deputy president-general of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) .
Legit.ng gathered that the late Muslim leader was aged 87.
According to the report, Babalola, who was also the president-general of the Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria (MUSWEN), was a philanthropist. He was the chairman/chief executive officer of Telemobile Nigeria limited.
The late Babalola, who was popularly known as SOB would be buried on Wednesday, October 2, in Lagos in accordance with the Islamic injunction.
The janazah (prayer for the deceased) would take place at the Lagos central mosque, Idumota.
The chief Imam of Lagos state, Sheikh Sulaimon Oluwatoyin Abou-Nolla, is expected to lead the Janazah.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Nigerians across religious divides on Monday, September 9, prayed fervently to God for the soul of the nation and against disunity and retrogression.
It was reported that the prayer session was held as part of activities to mark the grand finale of the 40 days fasting and prayers organised by the National Interfaith and Religious Organisations for Peace (NIFROP).
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