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Cleric Urges AbdulRazaq To Ignore Detractors

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L-R: Kwara State Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi; Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq; first lady Dr. Mrs. OluFolake AbdulRazaq and Dr. Alimi AbdulRazaq; during the one year remembrance prayer for late Alhaji A.G.F. AbdulRazaq (SAN), in Surulere Ilorin, on Sunday.

By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara

Prominent Islamic cleric and the proprietor of Markaz Islamic Training Centre, Lagos, Sheik Habeebullah Adam Al- Ilory has praised Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for making fiscal discipline, transparency and accountability the hallmark of his administration in Kwara State.

Al-Ilory spoke at the one-year remembrance prayer for the late Alhaji Abdulganiyu Folorunsho AbdulRazaq (SAN), father of Governor AbdulRazaq.

He asked the governor to shun distraction by politicians asking him to share government money to them and focus attention on infrastructural development.

The cleric also condemned some miscreants who attempted to disrupt the Eid prayer on Sallah day for political reasons.

He urged those concerned to seek for the forgiveness of God, insisting that their actions negate the teaching of the holy Qur’an and as well as disrespect for the office of the Emir of Ilorin and that of the Chief Imam of Ilorin.

He described Alhaji Folorunsho as a foremost figure in the development of Ilorin Emirate and Kwara State.

“AGF was a pioneer in law, a politician of repute and an educationist. He was passionate about the progress and development of his town (Ilorin). He established the first private secondary school in Ilorin (the then Ilorin College, now Government High School, Ilorin).

“For these and many enduring legacies left behind, Alhaji AGF he lives on,” Al- Ilory declared.

He urged the children of the late lawyer and politician to sustain the legacies of their father.

Similarly, the Chief Imam of Ilorin, Alhaji Mohammed Bashir Salihu, who led the prayer said the deceased would be remembered for his developmental strides and exemplary conduct while on this planet.

The clerics also used the opportunity to pray for the restoration of peace to the country.

The prayer session was attended by prominent Nigerians, including Governor AbdulRazaq, his Deputy, Mr. Kayode Alabi, Mutawalle Ilorin, Dr Alimi AbdulRazaq, Turakin Ilorin and national chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Malam Salihu Mustapha; representatives of the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari and traditional chiefs in Ilorin Emirate.

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