Former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel has described late Lateef Adegbite as a pillar of religious moderation. Late Adegbite, the secretary general of Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs,NSCIA died yesterday.
Ex Governor Daniel in a statement said ,”in Dr Lateef Adegbite’s death, Ogun State and indeed Nigeria has lost an icon, probably one of the last of the Titans, a colossus and a pillar of moderate religious leaning and Preacher of peace. Dr Adegbite was a patriot and statesman who worked tirelessly to foster religious harmony and unity in our diverse country.”
He added that “Under his watch as the Secretary general of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs the body became a fulcrum for campaigning and advancing the cause of peace and unity among adherents of different faiths in the country. He was a detribalized Nigerian who rose above ethnic and religious sentiments in his work and walk through live.”
The former governor noted that Adegbite “also contributed immensely to the development of his home state and during our administration he was a member of the States Elders and played active roles in the activities of the body. An erudite scholar and legal luminary Dr Adegbite lived a good life in the service of humanity. We commiserate with members of his family and the entire Moslem community nationwide”.