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Chief Imam of Egbaland Dies at 99

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The Street Journal has learnt that the Chief Imam of Egbaland and Ogun State’s President, League of Imams and Alfas, Alhaji Liadi Orunsolu has died at the ripe age of 99.

He died today, May 26, a day after completing the Radaman fast and Eid celebration.

Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has mourned Alhaji Orunsolu in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen.

Gov. Abiodun condoled with the people of Egbaland in particular, the state and the Muslim Ummah in general.

The governor 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.

The statement read in part:

“Baba Orunsolu lived a worthy and highly commendable life that will be remembered by posterity.

“I urge all Muslims in the state to immortalise him by living the virtues of love, peace and good neighbourliness that he lived and propagated.

“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.

“The fact that Chief Imam died after the successful completion of the 2020 Ramadan fasting and Eid celebration at a grand old age of 99 indicates Allah’s pleasure with him.

“He was unpretentious about what he preached and practised.

“We 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.’’

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