Chief Imam of Egbaland dies at 98: President Buhari, Governor Abiodun mourn

Late Chief Imam of Egbaland, Alhaji Liadi Orunsolu

The Chief Imam of Ebgland, Alhaji Liadi Orunsolu is dead.

The revered religious leader and erudite scholar passed on at the early hours of Tuesday at the age of 98.

In a condolence message by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina,  President Muhammadu Buhari condoled with the family of the late cleric and the Ogun State Government.

The President noted that the late President-General of the League of Imams and Alfas in Ogun State “lived a long and qualitative life that was devoted to the service of Allah.

While the president charged those who mourn to emulate the devout life of the deceased Islamic leader, he added that: “He lived a long and qualitative life, devoted to the service of Allah.

“May he be bountifully rewarded, having completed his course”, Buhari stated.

Similarly, the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has also commiserated with the Orunsolu family and the people of Egbaland including the Muslim community on the passing of the Islamic scholar.

“I commiserate with the people of Egbaland in particular and of the State and the Muslim Ummah in general, on the death of the Chairman, League of Imams in Ogun State and Chief Imam of Egbaland.”

The Governor noted that he is grateful that: “Almighty Allah (SWT) let Baba Orunsolu see the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan and more so, at that grand age tells us that it is important we immortalise him by emulating the virtues exemplified by the late cleric.

“Alhaji never treated me as a Governor. He was a father to me, and I will personally miss him for his words of wisdom. May Allah grant him Aljanah Firdaus, and comfort the family he left with us”, Prince Abiodun stated.