The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has mourned the death of foremost Kano businessman and Islamic scholar, Sheikh Isyaku Rabiu, on Tuesday, in the United Kingdom.
In a condolence message, on Wednesday, in Abuja, the Speaker said Rabiu, a great industrialist, who died in a London hospital on Tuesday impacted the lives of many Nigerians and left a legacy of honour, sacrifice and philanthropy.
“Late Khalifa Isiyaku Rabiu was indeed a great scholar, entrepreneur per excellence and inspiring philanthropist who impacted the lives of many through his uncommon benevolence, generosity and support to the less privileged members of the society.
“We have indeed lost a man of peace, a respected businessman, a great leader, father and mentor who spent greater part of his life in the service of God and humanity as an entrepreneur, cleric and leader of Tijjaniyya Movement in West Africa.
“We are, however, consoled by the fact that Khalifa left a good legacy that will continue to be a source of inspiration to the family he left behind as well as to his followers and admirers.”
While extending his condolence to the family of the deceased, the government and people of Kano State, Dogara prayed God Almighty to grant the soul of the late Khalifa Rabiu eternal rest.
Rabiu died during a brief illness at 90.