The immediate past honorable minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has sent condolence message to the family of the late Islamic scholar, Sheik AbdulWahab Baani Afonta who passed away last Saturday 16th of December 2023 and was buried the following day Sunday 17th of December 2023 according to Islamic rite.
In the released available to our reporter,Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola described the late Islamic cleric as an upright personality who used his wealth of knowledge to impact on the lives of youths most especially the Muslims during his lifetime.
The release which was personally signed by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola read as follows 👇
I join the family, students, friends, followers, admirers and the Muslim Ummah in Osogbo and South West to mourn the transition of Sheik Abdulwahab Banni Afonta.
Sheik Afonta was a consummate Islamic scholar and preacher. He was also a consummate social justice advocate and ethical and morality promoter.
He was an early ally of our Osun Renaissance movement. He was steadfast with us till his translation.
Departures and losses are usually painful. Nevertheless, they fill us with nostalgia about their person and character. But arrivals and recoveries are joyous and exhilarating. That is life on this realm.
The Sheik has left our realm to the higher station and the unending paradox of life prevails.
As we deeply mourn the translation of Sheik Abdulwahab Banni Afonta, we must pray for the highest station for him in Jannah, strength for the family to bear his departure and capacity to advance his works and legacy.
Inna Lilahi Wa Hinna Illahi Rajiun
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola