March 22, 2023

Kwara Gov mourns Islamic scholar Sheikh Abdulganiy Aboto, others

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has described as shocking and sad the deaths of prominent Muslim preacher Sheikh Abdulganiy Dhu Nurayn Aboto al-Adaby and some other yet-to-be-identified persons in an auto crash reportedly in the early hours of Friday.

“We received with shock and sadness the deaths of the popular Islamic cleric Sheikh Aboto and a few others whose identities are not yet known. As faithfuls, we accept the judgment of our creator. We beseech Him to grant the scholar and others involved al-jannah Firdaus,” the Governor said in a statement on Saturday.

“This, indeed, is one sad news too many. The death of Sheikh Abdulganiy Aboto is a huge loss for the Muslim community and to Ilorin as a whole. He was known for his vast knowledge and great efforts in the propagation of Islamic message in the simplest form possible for his audience.

“We send our heartfelt condolences to the Emir of Ilorin Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the families of the late Sheikh and the others, and the entire Adabiyyah family worldwide. It is our prayer that Allah will grant comfort to all the bereaved families.”

Rafiu Ajakaye
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
October 1, 2022

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