Oyawoye’s death, a great loss to humanity— Emir of Ilorin
The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Mai-Martaba Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari CFR, has mourned over the death of Professor Jamiu Mosobalaje Oyawoye who died on Monday at the age of 95.
The Emir described late Oyawoye, the Doyen of Geology in Africa, as a God fearing scholar who lived his life with full commitment and dedication to the propagation of Islam.
This is contained in a condolence message issued by the Emir’s spokesman, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona, quoting the Emir to have said:
_”Inna lillahi Waina Ilaihi Rojihhun,_ it is with total submission to the will of Almighty Allah that I heard the news of the passing of elderstatesman and Baba Adini of Kwara State, Professor Jamiu Mosobalaje Oyawoye.
He was as a kind-hearted and loving man of integrity and father to all and sundry. The late don raised the bar and promoted the images of Offa community, Kwara State and Nigeria at large with outstanding scholarship and reliable mentoring of generations.”
On behalf of the entire members of the Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Sulu-Gambari commiserated with the Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II, the government and people of Kwara State over the demise of the academic Icon stressing that “his death is a great loss to humanity.”
The monarch also condoled with the families of the deceased, immediate and extended, praying God to give them the fortitude to bear the great loss.
“May Almighty forgive his shortcomings, accept his good deeds and admit him into al-janatul firdaos “, the Emir added.
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