Popular Islamic leader dies in Ibadan


An Ibadan-based religious leader, Alhaji Wahab Lawal, 92, is dead. He died at his residence at Ring Road, Ibadan, following a long battle with a protracted illness.

Confirming the death of the prominent religious leader, the Chairman of the Muslim Community of Oyo State, Alhaji Ishaq Sanni, confirmed the death to newsmen in Ibadan.

He said the late Lawal was a respected Islamic leader endowed with wisdom. He described him as a humble man, who devoted his life to the service of God and humanity.

Sanni said that the community would miss Lawal’s philanthropy.

Islamic clerics and scholars offered prayers on the dead (Janazah) before Lawal was buried at the back of a mosque he donated to the community.

Speaking during a prayer session for the repose of the soul of the deceased, Sheikh Lukman Busari described Lawal as a father of all, whose demise would be missed by the entire community.

Busari advised other leaders to emulate Lawal’s lifestyle and rededicate themselves to the service of Allah and humanity.


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