Governor Abiodun and Senator Amosun mourn Chief Imam of Egbaland
The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, and Senator Ibikunle Amosun have commiserated with the people of Egbaland over the death of the Chief Imam, Alhaji Laidi Oronsolu.
Alhaji Oronsolu, an erudite scholar, died on May 26 at the age of 99.
In his condolence note, Governor Abiodun reserved praised for the Chief Imam’s warmth and eulogized him as his father.
“Baba Oronsolu lived a pious, worthy and highly recommendable life that will be remembered by posterity. I urge all Muslims in the state to immortalize him by living the virtues of love, peace, and neighbourliness he lived and propagated,” the statement read.
“I will personally miss his warmth and truthfulness. He always spoke truth to power and was a huge pillar and supporter to our administration. We were like father and son, ad he never dealt with me as a Governor. He was brutally frank on issues concerning the people and well-being of our state.
“The fact that Chief Imam died after the successful completion of the 2020 Ramadan fasting at a grand old age of 99, and this indicates that he walked his talk. He was unpretentious about what he preached and practised, and we owe him a huge debt of gratitude for his forthrightness.
“I pray that Allah would grant the soul of the departed good rest, and comfort his family.”
Meanwhile, Senator Ibikunle Amosun who is representing Ogun Central district at the National Assembly described the Chief Imam’s death as a painful one, noting that the people of Ogun State, in general, have lost a respected religious leader and a renowned Islamic scholar.