The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria has described the deaths of 3 eminent Muslim leaders in Nigeria as great losses that would be felt across the country.
The Group, in a press release issued in Ilorin, Kwara State Wednesday, listed the departed as Africa’s first professor of geology – Professor Jamiu Oyawoye, the Elerin of Erin-Ile Oba Abdul-Ganiyu Ajibola Ibrahim Olusokun, who ruled the ancient town of Erin-Ile for 41 years and Alhaji Yakubu Sanni – an outstanding bureaucrat, who retired as Permanent Secretary from Ekiti State Public Service and contributed tremendously to the welfare and well-being of Muslims in Ekiti State.
MMWG’s National Coordinator, Mallam Ibrahim Abdullahi, in the statement extolled virtues of the three Muslim leaders with their specific roles in promoting the cause of Islam; adding that with their depature, the Muslim Ummah across Nigeria has lost fine and responsible leaders, who would never be forgotten.
On Professor Oyawoye, the Group extolled his contribution in the area education, science, religious and community development, while it commended the role of Late Elerin of Erin-Ile for his support and advocacy for youth religious and educational development.
In the Group’s tribute on Alhaji Yakubu Sanni – a retired Permanent Secretary in Ekiti State who died Tuesday night, the Group stated that with his departure, Muslims of Ekiti State have lost a reliable and conscious leader, who was a great pillar of Islam.
MMWG said within this week, Oyawoye died at 95, Elerin of Erin-Ile passed-on at 81 while Yakubu Sanni exited at 74.
It prated to Almighty Allah to reward the departed with AlJannah Firdaus.