By Christiana Ekpa
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has eulogised the Baba Adinni of Lagos State, Alhaji Abdulhafeez Abou, on his 99th birthday.
Gbajabiamila said attaining 99 years is a blessing and favour from the Almighty Allah, which should not be taken for granted, saying the Baba Adinni is worth celebrating.
The Speaker, in a statement by Lanre Lasisi, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity noted that the Baba Adinni has lived his life worshipping the Almighty Allah and serving humanity the best way he could.
He said Lagosians and indeed Nigerians would remain grateful to the Baba Adinni for the way he took his time to impact knowledge to different generations of Nigerians.
The life of the nonagenarian is one that Nigerians should emulate, Gbajabiamila said, adding that he learnt a lot from the Baba Adinni being one of the Speaker’s constituents.
The exemplar lifestyle of Sheikh Abou is manifest in one of his fruits, the Chief Imam of Lagos, Alhaji Sulaimon Abou-Nolla, who has demonstrated good leadership for the Muslim Ummah in our dear State.
The Speaker said Nigerians, especially Lagosians, would remain grateful to the Almighty Allah for blessing them with the Baba Adinni “who is a unifier and a great leader among his people.”
Speaker Gbajabiamila prayed Allah (SWT) to continue to protect the Baba Adinni and bless him with more wisdom.