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Tinubu and Sanwo-Olu mourn Baba Adinni of Lagos’ passing

President Bola Tinubu and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, have expressed profound sorrow over the demise of Sheikh Abdul-Hafeez Aṣhamu Abou, the revered Baba Adinni of Lagos, and Chairman of the Executive Council of Lagos Central Mosque.

In a statement released by presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu conveyed heartfelt condolences to Baba’s family, the Muslim community in Lagos, and the Lagos State Government, acknowledging the profound loss felt by all.

Ngelale highlighted Baba’s exceptional contributions to the Muslim Ummah and his noteworthy service to Lagos State and beyond. “Baba lived a life of service, embodying the highest moral standards. His legacy of integrity, dignity, and sacrifice serves as a guiding light for us all,” said President Tinubu.

Governor Sanwo-Olu echoed the sentiments, expressing deep sadness over the passing of Sheikh Abou, emphasizing his significant role in promoting peace and harmony within Lagos State. The Governor conveyed sympathies to the deceased’s immediate family, friends, associates, and the entire Muslim community in Lagos.


Reflecting on Baba’s impactful life, Governor Sanwo-Olu remarked, “The late Sheikh Abou’s dedication to peace, harmony, and moral development remains an enduring testament to his selfless contributions to our society.”

The President and Governor offered prayers for the peaceful repose of Sheikh Abdul-Hafeez Aṣhamu Abou and extended prayers for strength and fortitude to the grieving family and the Muslim community during this period of loss.

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