Governor Yahaya Bello Of Kogi State has expressed shock following the passing of the Chief Imam Of Okene Central Mosque, Alhaji Musa Galadima.
The governor however, extolled Alhaji Galadima, describing him as a humble, gentle and serious Islamic Teacher whose tutelage extended beyond Nigeria, while calling on Islamic Clerics to emulate the life led by the deceased.
This was contained in a statement signed by Onogwu Muhammed, his Chief Press Secretary and made available to newsmen in Lokoja, Kogi State on Friday.
Governor Bello said the death of the Chief Imam was a devastating loss not only to Kogi State, but also to Islamic World, adding that the depth of the loss would be felt beyond the shores of Nigeria in view of the vastness and depth of his knowledge.
The statement reads in part “The late Chief Imam was God-fearing, honest, disciplined, and obedient to the constituted authority especially the traditional institution. The Governor condoled with the Ohinoyi Of Ebira Land, the immediate family and disciples of late Alhaji Musa Galadima as well as the people of Kogi State and the Muslim Community at large. The governor prayed to Allah to forgive him all his shortcomings and made Aljanat Firdaus his final resting place”