Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has expressed his condolences to the Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheik Abdulganiyu Agbotomokekere and the Muslim Ummah in the state over the death of the Grand Mufti of Ibadanland, Sheikh Abdulfatai Alaga.
The governor, who equally sympathised with the immediate family of the Grand Mufti, prayed to Allah to grant repose to the soul of the late Alfa Agba, as he was known in Ibadanland.
Describing the deceased Sheik Alaga as a great cleric, who worked hard with others to foster the religious harmony being enjoyed in the state, Governor Makinde said his death has left a huge vacuum among Muslims in the state.
He said: “I received the news of the death of the Grand Mufti of Ibadanland, Sheik Abdulfatai Alaga, this morning.
“I express my condolences to the Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheik Abdulganiyu Agbotomokekere and the Muslim Ummah in Ibadanland on the death of Alfa Agba.
“I equally commiserate with his immediate family and pray to Allah SWT to grant him Aljanah Firdausi.
“Sheik Alaga worked hand in hands with the Chief Imam of Ibadanland and other top clerics to ensure the religious harmony we are enjoying in Oyo State since 2019 when I took office as governor.
“He will be greatly missed.”