President Bola Tinubu expressed his heartfelt condolences and deep sympathy to the family, followers, and associates of the esteemed Islamic preacher, Sheikh Abubakar Giro Argungu, who sadly passed away on Wednesday,Daily Trust reports.

In a statement released on Thursday by his spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu characterized the demise of the revered religious leader as a profound loss that extended well beyond his immediate community. He emphasized that it was a loss felt throughout the entire nation due to Sheikh Giro Argungu’s significant contributions to Islamic scholarship and his renowned advocacy for moral integrity.

President Tinubu highlighted that Sheikh Giro Argungu’s voice would be remembered for years to come, thanks to his dedicated efforts in propagating Islam and promoting virtuous living.

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He acknowledged the pivotal role the cleric played within the Islamic group, JIBWIS, where he served as the Working Committee Chairman and guided numerous Muslim youths over the years.

The president also praised Sheikh Giro for his unwavering commitment to advocating for the marginalized and holding leaders accountable for their responsibilities to the citizens. His fearless dedication to these causes earned him the admiration and respect of many.

President Tinubu extended his condolences to the bereaved family, the government and people of Kebbi State, and the Nigerian Muslim community. He shared in their grief over this significant loss and offered prayers for the eternal repose of the departed cleric’s soul.


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