Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has sent a condolence message to the people of Egbaland, and Muslim Ummah in the State, on the demise of the President, League of Imams and Alfas in Ogun State and Chief Imam of Egbaland, Sheikh Liadi Ayinde Orunsolu.
Abiodun in a statement he personally signed, described Orunsolu’s death as a great loss to the State, noting that the late Chief Imam spent his days praying and teaching values and precepts of the Quran.
“Baba Orunsolu lived a pious, worthy and highly commendable life that would be remembered by posterity. I urge all Muslims in the state to immortalise him by living the virtues of love, peace, and good neighbourliness he lived and propagated”, the Governor said.
The Governor in the statement added that the passing away of the Cleric marked the end of an era, saying it was a great personal loss.
“I will personally miss his warmth and candour. He always spoke truth to power and was a huge pillar and supporter of our Administration. We were like father and son and he never related with me as a Governor. He was brutally frank on issues concerning the people and the wellbeing of our State”, Prince Abiodun remarked.
The statement had it that the Chief Imam died after the successful completion of the 2020 Ramadan fasting and Eid celebration at a grand old age of 99, an indication of Allah’s pleasure with him.
It added that the late Imam was unpretentious about what he preached and practiced, saying that the administration owe him a huge debt of gratitude for his forthrightness.
“I pray that Allah would grant the soul of the departed good rest in Aljannah Firdaus and comfort his family”, the statement concluded.
Elijah Udofia & Oluwafunso Obasan,
Press Officers, Office of the Governor