I Will Personally Miss Orunsolu, He Was A Huge Pillar Of My Administration-Abiodun
Gov. Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday has said that he would personally miss the late chief Imam of Egba land, Alhaji Liadi Orunsolu.
Abiodun while mourning the death of the President, League of Imams and Alfas in Ogun State noted that the deceased was a huge pillar of his administration
Sheikh Liadi Orunsolu who reigned for 17 years as the Chief Imam of Egba died early Tuesday morning at the age of 99
Abiodun in a statement he personally signed sent his condolences to 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 and noted that the late Chief Imam spent his days praying and teaching values and precepts of the Quran.
Baba Orunsolu lived a pious, 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 he lived and propagated”, the governor said.
He added that the death of the late cleric marked the end of an era and a great personal loss.
“I will personally miss his warmth and candour. 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. He was brutally frank on issues concerning the people and the wellbeing of our State”, Prince Abiodun remarked.
“The fact that Chief Imam died after the successful completion 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 practiced, and 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,” the statement concluded