Agaju Madugba, Katsina
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has expressed sadness over the death of religious leader and business mogul, Khalifah Isyaku Rabi’u.
Governor Masari described his death as another monumental loss for the Muslim community, coming days after the death of Alhaji Muhammadu Lawal, the Chief Imam of Katsina Central Mosque.
According to the governor in a press statement on Wednesday, by his Senior Special Adviser on Media, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, he said, “The late cleric and leader of the Tijjaniya Movement was a deeply religious, intensely generous and very simple person, whose conduct has impacted positively within and outside the shores of Nigeria.
“Governor Masari condoles the Governor of Kano State, the Emir of Kano, the leadership and members of the Tijjaniya Muslim sect as well as Alhaji AbdulSamad Isyaku Rabi’u and other members of the immediate family of Khalifah Isyaku Rabi’u, and calls on religious and other leaders to borrow a leaf from the life of the deceased, for the betterment of the society.
“Governor Masari also prays Allah to forgive him all his shortcomings and make Paradise his final resting place, and give the bereaved family the fortitude and courage to bear the loss.”