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Breaking News! Chief Imam Of Lagos, Alhaji Akinola Dies At 79 by Worldtopnewsng: 10:34pm On Sep 24, 2017
Breaking News! Chief Imam Of Lagos, Alhaji Akinola Dies At 79


The Chief Imam of Lagos State, Alhaji Mohammed Garuba Akinola Ibrahim (Gana V) died on Sunday in Lagos at the age of 79.

Late Akinola according to family source who announced his exit to worldtopnewsng.com assumed office following the vacuum made by the demise of the former chief Imam, Alhaji Liadi Alade Ibrahim (OBE) in 1998.


http://worldtopnewsng.com/breaking-news-chief-imam-lagos-alhaji-akionla-dies-79/
Re: Breaking News! Chief Imam Of Lagos, Alhaji Akinola Dies At 79 by dapotanye(m): 10:37pm On Sep 24, 2017
Rest In Peace Sir
Re: Breaking News! Chief Imam Of Lagos, Alhaji Akinola Dies At 79 by BarometerNG: 12:10am On Sep 25, 2017
Gov. Ambode, Asiwaju Tinubu, Hon. AbdulHakeem Mourn Late Chief Imam of Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday expressed sadness over the death of the highly revered Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Garuba Ibrahim Akinola (Gana V). Akinola, who was turbaned and later given the official staff of office as the 9th Chief Imam of Lagos Central Mosque in 2000 died on Sunday in Lagos at the age of 79.
The Governor in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, described the development as a great loss to the Muslim Community, the State and the country in general. He said the late cleric would be sorely missed and remembered for his bold and courageous sermons which stood him out in the present-day Nigeria.

All Progressives Congress (APC) National stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has mourned the death of Chief Imam of Lagos State, Sheikh Garuba Akinola Ibrahim (Gana V). The former Lagos governor said the Imam would be sorely missed as he always put his deep knowledge and understanding of Islam at the disposal of many in Lagos.

In a statement issued Lagos by Tinubu Media Office, Asiwaju Tinubu said: “I’m deeply saddened by the death of the Chief Imam of Lagos. But as Muslims, we must take every occurrence as the will of Allah.

“As the leading Islamic scholar in Lagos, Sheikh Ibrahim will be sorely missed not only by Muslim faithful but by the people of Lagos and South-west.

“Sheikh Ibrahim always put his deep knowledge and understanding of Islam at the disposal of many. Through his sermon and ‘Khutbat’, he drew attention to the various societal ills and suggested corrective steps.

Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef has described the late Chief Imam of Lagos, His Eminence, Sheikh Garuba Akinola Ibrahim as an icon of religious tolerance who lived a life worthy of emulation. He stated this in a condolence message issued and signed by his media aide, Olalekan Murisiku in Lagos.

Read more https://barometerng.com/gov-ambode-asiwaju-tinubu-hon-abdulhakeem-mourn-late-chief-imam-of-lagos/
Re: Breaking News! Chief Imam Of Lagos, Alhaji Akinola Dies At 79 by Zeze06(m): 5:59am On Sep 25, 2017
Rip man of God...

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