Governor Oyebanji mourns Islamic Cleric, Arikeuyo

February 11, 2023

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, has commiserated with the family of popular Islamic cleric, Alhaji Olowoyo Arikeuyo, the Awiye Adinni of Ekiti State, who passed on Thursday, describing his departure as unfortunate.

Governor Oyebanji in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media, Mr Yinka Oyebode, also commiserated with the Muslim community in the state, under the leadership of the Grand Imam and President General, league of Imams and Alfas Southwest, Delta and Edo States, Alhaji Jamiu Kewulere. He urged them to remain steadfast, knowing that God, being the author of life, can give and take at anytime.

The Governor who recalled that he was in touch with the late Islamic cleric throughout the period of his sickness, urged his family members and associates to take solace in the fact that the late Arikeuyo served Allah as a true believer and remained faithful till the end.

Governor Oyebanji who described the late Arikeuyo as a fearless preacher said the late cleric would be missed for his forthrightness and penchant for speaking truth to power.

“Alhaji Arikeuyo served Allah faithfully till he breathed his last. His ministry impacted many lives and that should serve as a consolation to his family.

“ On behalf of the Government and good people of Ekiti State, I commiserate with the immediate and extended family of the late Alhaji Arikeuyo and the Muslim community in the state on the passing of the frontline preacher. We pray that the Almighty Allah would grant him aljannah firdaus and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”, the Governor added.

Last modified: February 12, 2023

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