President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday joined Muslims across the nation to mourn a leading Islamic cleric and jurist, Sheikh Ahmad Olayiwola Kamaldeen, who passed on in Ilorin, Kwara State on Friday.
He was until his death the Khalifah Al-Adaby of Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Saturday said, Buhari described his demise as “a loss to the Emir of Ilorin, the Ilorin Community, Kwara State, Nigeria and the entire Muslim Community.”
According to the statement, Buhari said: “He was a frontline 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.”
The President prayed to Allah to forgive his shortcomings, accept his return and repose his soul in Jannatul Firdaus.