By Ismaila Chafe
Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Muslims across the nation to mourn a leading Islamic cleric and jurist, Sheikh Ahmad Olayiwola Kamaldeen, who passed on in Ilorin, Kwara, on Friday.
He was, until his death, the Khalifah Al-Adaby of Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria.
The President’s condolence message was conveyed in a statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday.
President Buhari described Kamaldeen’s demise as “a loss to the Emir of Ilorin, the Ilorin Community, Kwara State, Nigeria and the entire Muslim Community”.
”He was a front line Islamic jurist and an established technocrat who rose to the position of Permanent Secretary in government and Khalifah in the service of the Islamic faith,” he noted.
The President prayed to Allah to forgive Kamaldeen’s shortcomings, accept his return and grant him Jannatul Firdaus.