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Buhari mourns death of Abuja Islamic cleric

President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned Imam Abduljalil Dabo, the Chief Imam of the Uthman Bin Affan Islamic Centre, Abuja.

In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President described the late Imam as a bold and courageous cleric, who was always speaking truth to power.

“President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday joined thousands of Muslims in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, in mourning the demise of Imam Abduljalil Dabo, the Chief Imam of the Uthman Bin Affan Islamic Centre, located at opposite Banex/Emab plazas, Wuse 2, Abuja.

“In a message to the family and the followers of the late Islamic leader, President Buhari, who was represented at the funeral by Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, described the deceased Imam Dabo as a rare leader, bold and courageous enough to say the truth to those in power.

Quoting President Buhari, the statement said “the people of the FCT have lost a teacher and guide, and Muslim in the country a leader bestowed with unique qualities and strength. We pray to Allah to reward his good deed.”

Source – The Nation

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