BREAKING: Tinubu Mourns Lagos Chief Imam, Says "He Will Be Sorely Missed"

BREAKING: Tinubu Mourns Lagos Chief Imam, Says "He Will Be Sorely Missed"

  • President Bola Tinubu has expressed grief over the death of Shaykh Abdul-Afis Aṣamu Abou, the chief Imam of Lagos state, who died at 101 on Tuesday night
  • Shaykh Abou was also the Baba Adinni of Lagos state, and he was expected to be buried on Wednesday morning according to Islamic right
  • Tinubu said the late Islamic scholar dedicated his life and time to the service of humanity and lived a noble life during his time journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Ikeja, Lagos - President Bola Tinubu has mourned the demise of the Baba Adinni of Lagos and chairman of the executive council of Lagos Central Mosque, Shaykh Abdul-Afis Aṣamu Abou.

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Shayk Abou died on Tuesday night, January 9, at the age of 101, according to The Nation.

Lagos Chief Imam/Bola Ahmed Tinubu/Shaykh Abdul-Afis Aṣamu Abou
Tinubu mourns as Lagos chief Imam dies Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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It was learned that his Janazah (burial) will be held today, Wednesday, January 10, by 2 pm at the Lagos Central Mosque.

The late scholar recently led the executive council of the Lagos Central Mosque to reclaim the land of the Mosque at Dodan Barracks.

However, President Tinubu, in his condolence message, said he received the news of the passing of Sheikh Abou with a heavy heart.

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The president condoled with the deceased's family, the Muslim community in Lagos, as well as the Lagos State Government over this very sad loss.

In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the president hailed the inspiring legacy of service, duty, and sacrifice of the cleric.

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The statement reads in part:

“Baba dedicated his life to the service of the people. He lived a full life guided by the highest and noblest moral codes. He was a fine example for all of us. He will be sorely missed. We should take solace in Baba’s legacy and uphold his values of honesty, dignity, and sacrifice.”

Army arrests soldier who criticised Sanwo-Olu in viral video earlier reported that the Chief of the Army staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, announced that the soldier in a viral video criticising Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos had been arrested.

General Lagbaja said the soldier's action in the viral video does not represent the view of the Nigerian army, thus causing his arrest.

The soldier was seen in the viral video criticising Governor Sanwo-Olu for ordering the arrest of his colleague, who drove against traffic law in the state.


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