The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, has described the late Egba business tycoon, Chief Muraina Ayinla Tijani, as a consistent and contented business man, who combined religiosity with humility and philanthropy.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo who made the remarks in his message to the Family of the 8th day Fidau of the Apase of Egba Muslims at his house at Asero on Tuesday, noted that, Chief M. A. Tijani successfully demonstrated sustainable and uncommon philanthropy, mentoring and fair community leadership.
The Alake therefore enjoined other Egba Patriots, Businessmen, Religious Leaders to emulate late Chief Mutairu Ayinla Tijani by making life meaningful, not for only himself and his family, but his larger community and others outside the Egba Nation.
In his sermon, Mafasir of Egbaland, Imam Amolegbe, lauded the late Chief M.A. Tijani for living a complete life of hard work, exemplary character, humane and unalloyed philanthropy.
Imam Amolegbe noted that the life and time of the Apase Muslumi of Egbaland, was an enduring sermon to mankind that, whoever you are, low or high, wealthy or poor, you would one day leave this world, adding that the Apase had prepared his grave where he was buried many years earlier.
Imam Amolegbe therefore enjoined the Family, especially the children, to closely follow the commendable footsteps of their Patriarch and even improve on them.
Also the Chief Imam of the Omole Estate, Alhaji Kamorudeen Alabi Yusuf, described the late business mogul as a man sent by Allah to pull the downtrodden up, especially among the Muslim Clerics and the general public.
Sheikh Kamorudeen Alabi Yusuf disclosed that the late Apase was an enduring giver, adding that he believed that Allah had reserved the best part of the Paradise for him.
The Chief Imam of Itoko, Alhaji T. Ola Oyewole, said the Apase had left an enduring legacy of public service to humanity and would never be forgotten in a hurry.
Other Muslim Groups and Organization made short remarks at the ceremony which lasted lest than an hour.
Some Muslim clerics from Agege, Ipaja, and other parts of Lagos were also present at the occasion.
Members of the family included Kubrat Tijani, Tajudeen Tijani, Lateef Tijani, Aina Tijani, Kudirat, Modinat, Sherifat, Hakeem, Tawakalt Koyejo nee Tijani, Hamed Tijani, Kehinde, Taiwo, Fausat Bankole nee Tijani, Saheedat Aiyegbusi nee Tijani, Shakirat OlaleyGov. Abiodun Appoints Selimot Ottun As The New Head of Servicee nee Tijani, Azeezat Tijani, Azeez, Lukman, Basirat, Mohamud and Rafiat Tijani.
Egba Muslim Chiefs at occasion included Baada Sherrif Ogunrinde and Bashorun Shakiru Akingbade.
Egba General Title Chiefs included Chief OgoOluwa Bankole, the Adaranijo Lawrence Bankole, and the Aare Baaroyin of Egbaland, Chief Layi Labode, who represented the Alake at the occasion.