By Ismaila Chafe
Abuja, Oct. 16, 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Idoko family and the entire University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) community on the passing of Sheikh Adam Idoko, Chief Imam of the University Mosque.
The president’s condolence message was conveyed in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday.
Buhari also condoled with the Muslim community in South East Nigeria over the demise of the spiritual leader, who was “an embodiment of selfless service and modesty, according to the teachings of the Islamic faith”.
The president noted that the Imam inspired so many believers of the religion to work for peace and serve their immediate community in love, generosity and kindness.
He, therefore, commended the deceased for being a bridge builder and for his many contributions to his community.
Buhari affirmed that the late cleric would be sorely missed for all he stood for during the years he was Chief Imam at one of Nigeria’s premier universities.
He prayed to God to forgive his shortcomings and grant the departed a place in paradise.