The Lagos State Deputy Gov. Idiat Adebule has urged Muslims to keep alive the memory of the late Chief Imam of Lagos Sheikh Garuba Akinola by upholding the legacies he left behind.
In a condolence message, Adebule said that Akinola left behind legacies of hard work, religious tolerance, fear of God, patriotism and adherence to the principles of Islam.
Our correspondent reports that Akinola died on Sunday at the age of 79.
He was inaugurated as the ninth Chief Imam of Lagos on July 30, 2000.
Adebule said that the late cleric was also pious and exemplary.
She described his death as a great loss to Lagos State, Nigeria and the Muslim community.
”His leadership quality and administrative acumen had helped to achieve inter-religious harmony and peaceful co-existence in the state.
”The Lagos State Government and indeed the Muslim community will miss his wealth of religious understanding.
”The late Muslim cleric had written his name in the sand of history.
”I, therefore, call on Muslims to work hard to keep his memory alive by upholding the legacies,” Adebule said.