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Monday, September 25, 2017

Chief Imam Of Lagos, Garuba Akinola Is Dead



The Chief Imam of Lagos State, Alhaji Garuba Akinola Ibrahim, is dead..
The late Imam, who died on Sunday at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH following a brief illness, was aged 79.

He is expected buried on today, Monday in accordance with Islamic rites at the central mosque at 3pm.
Late Akinola, a renowned Islamic scholar became the Chief Imam of Lagos at the age of 63.
He attended the famous Morcas Arabic School from 1959 to 1961 and distinguished himself as a front line Islamic scholar and preacher.
He was also a civil servant serving in various capacities especially the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPMC) where he retired after 32 years of meritorious service.
Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa described the late cleric as a honest man who stood for the truth all his entire life.
In a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Musbau Rasak, the Speaker said Lagos State and the Nation would miss Akinola’s honesty and commitment to national development.

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