Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has described the death of the Secretary General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Dr. Lateef Adegbite as very sad and shocking.
The Governor regretted that the country has lost a bridge builder between the North and South who worked tirelessly for the unity and progress of the country.
In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, said Adegbite’s death has created a vacuum among the Muslim Ummah which will be difficult to fill.
He described Adegbite as an important stabilising factor among the major religions in the country, adding that the late legal luminary used his position to preach peace and harmony when the nation was threatened by sectarian crisis.
Fayemi also described the late Islamic scholar as a nation builder who was ever ready to give counsel to political leaders especially during difficult periods.
The Governor noted that Adegbite’s demise has robbed the country of a committed patriot who served his fatherland to the best of his ability as a Muslim cleric, a community leader, a lawyer and an opinion leader.
Fayemi expressed his condolence to the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, whom he noted has lost a loyal and reliable lieutenant.
He also commiserated with the Adegbite family, the government and people of Ogun State who have lost an illustrious son praying God to grant them the fortitude to bear the great loss.
Last modified: September 29, 2012