Says the late Adegbite was an apostle of peaceful co-existence, who epitomised the peaceful essence of the Islamic religion till his final day

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos has described the death of Dr Abdul Lateef Adegbite, the Secretary-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, as a sad loss to the nation.

In a press release from the State House shortly after the news of Adegbite’s death broke on Friday, Fashola said the muslim cleric was a “straightforward, honest and courageous personality who spoke the truth at all times”.

According to the governor, the late Seriki-Adinni of Egbaland was an apostle of peaceful co-existence, who epitomised the peaceful essence of the Islamic religion till his final day.

Condoling with the family members of the deceased, Fashola prayed that his soul rest in peace.

Earlier, Talal Oladipo Adegbite had in a press release, on behalf of the family, announced the death of the cleric.

The statement read in part: “In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful, we hereby announce the passing away of our patriarch, Dr Abdul Lateef Oladimeji Adegbite, Seriki and Baba Adinni of Egbaland, Secretary-General Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.”

The statement also disclosed that Adegbite would be buried on September 29, 2012 at his residence on Kilometre
3 Old Owode Rd, Onikolobo, Abeokuta in Ogun State.

Adegbite, who died on September 28, 2012, was aged 79.

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