Gov Bago: ;….Allah gives and takes’
Niger State Governor Rt. Hon. Umaru Bago, has condoled the Emir of Suleja, Mallam Muhammadu Awwal Ibrahim, and the entire people of Suleja Emirate over the demise of Chief Imam of Suleja Central Mosque, Sheikh Dahiru Shu’aibu.
Governor Umaru Bago was at the Emir’s palace in Suleja, for the condolence visit.
While praying for the repose of the soul of the departed, the governor enjoined the people of the Emirate to accept whatever Allah Has permitted to happen as He gives and takes.
The Emir of Suleja, Mallam Muhammadu Awwal Ibrahim described the late Chief Imam as a peace-loving personality and a bridge-builder.
He noted that the deceased has contributed his quota to the development of the Emirate and the state.
The Emir said the late Sheikh Shu’aibu, was among the finest Islamic Scholars in the Emirate and he will be missed for his selflessness, commitment and dedication to whatever duty that was assigned to him.
Late Sheikh, Dahiru Shu’aibu was a retired Sharia Court Judge, who served in Suleja, Tafa Gurara, Paikoro and Bida local Government areas as Judge in Sharia Courts.
Born on the 15th of October, 1958, in Suleja Local Government, late Sheikh, Shu’aibu established Mahmud Sabo Muslim School and authored many Islamic books written in Arabic and Hausa.
He also served in different committees including Chairman, Niger state Quranic recitation competition for the period of four years and a member of the Zakkah committee in Suleja Local Government.
The deceased was appointed as the Salanke Zazzau Suleja, in 2001 and was later elevated to Chief Imam of Suleja in the year 2017 after the demise of the then Imam, Mallam Dantani.
Late Sheikh Dahiru Shu’aibu, died a few hours after his return from Saudi Arabia.
Similarly, Governor Umaru Bago commiserated with the Emir over the demise of his nephew, Mallam Jibrin Inuwa.
Prayers were offered for the repose of the souls of the deceased, and for Allah to comfort the people of the Emirate.