Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, and the Emir of Ilorin, Dr. Ibrahim Zulu-Gambari, expressed their condolences over the death of eminent Islamic scholar and Mufti of Ilorin, Sheikh Soffiyullahi Kamaldeen Habibulahi Al-Adabiy.
Kwara Governor, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Abdulwahab Oba, described the passage of the Mufti who passed away on Tuesday, August 19, as a painful and monumental loss to Muslim Ummah in particular and Nigeria at large.
According to governor Ahmed, Sheikh Al-Adabiy was a veritable pillar of support of his administration. He also recalled how passionately the Mufti prayed for him and the state during the just concluded month of Ramadan.
The governor expressed condolences to the family of the eminent scholar, the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), the Turaki of Ilorin, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and the entire people of the state on the death of the highly respected Mufti.
He urged Kwarans to use the next eight days to pray for the peaceful repose of the souls of the Mufti and other scholars who departed before him.