The Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial District,, Senator Omotayo Abdulfatai Buhari, has commiserated with the family of Alhaji Asafa, the League of Imams and Alfas, and the entire Muslim faithful in Oyo State, over the death of the Chief Imam of Ogbomosoland, Alhaji AbdulYekini Asafa.
Alhaji AbdulYekini Asafa who was the Chief Imam of Ogbomosoland before his death was said to have died on Thursday, 07 October 2021.
Senator Buhari in a statement released on Thursday, described the death of Alhaji Asafa as painful, noting that Ogbomosoland, in particular, and Oyo State in general, have lost a respected religious leader and a renowned Islamic scholar.
“This morning i received with rude shock the news of the death of Sheikh Alamal Yekeen Ashafa Adegboyega Sanusi, the Chief Imam of Ogbomosoland.
The late Chief Imam was a father and revered cleric who was committed to peace building and propagation of Islam all his years, especially in his nearly two decades as Chief Imam of Ogbomosoland. His demise is therefore a huge loss to Muslim community not only in Ogbomoso but Oyo state as a whole. He will be sorely missed especially at this critical time when his peaceful and religious interventions are needed to douse the tension in our country.
Every soul shall tastes death as the glorious Quran says, therefore, it is my joy that the late Sheikh died a believer who committed his entire life to worshiping of Allah. It is my prayer that Allah grants him eternal rest and rewards all his deeds with Aljannat Fridaus on the day of judgement.
I commiserate with the Sheik’s immediate family and the generality of Ogbomosoland, and pray Allah give us all the desired fortitude to bear this great loss.