Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has expressed deep shock at the death of the deputy head of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), AbdulAzeez Arisekola-Alao at the age of 69.
In a press release signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Wakama, Amosun said the Islamic leader lived a fulfilled life, describing his passing on as painful, as it is close to the Ramadan fast when his philanthropy would be most appreciated.
“It is most unfortunate that Alhaji Ariselola-Alao would die at a time when a lot of Muslims would have benefited from his generousity, but Almighty Allah knows best,” the governor said.
Amosun, who commiserated with the NSCIA, family members of the deceased and his associates, urged them to take solace in the fact that the late Islamic leader led an exemplary life through his unwavering stance in the propagation of Islam.
Amosun prayed to Allah to grant his soul eternal rest and Aljannah Firdaus.