ALAKE URGES PEOPLE OF OKEODO ILUPEJU TO SUSTAIN OBA MUFTAU AKINDELE’S LEGACY OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, Ansarudeen Society Chief Cleric Says The Monarch Had Paid His Dues

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The Olu of Oke-Odo Ilupeju, Oba Muftau Adisa Akindele, was today buried at his residence in Aiyetoro, Abeokuta.

Oba Muftau Akindele, joined his ancestors, yesterday evening as a result of brief illness.

The late Egba First Class Monarch celebrated his 90th birthday anniversary in January this year with a well attended party in Abeokuta.

Oba Muftau Akindele, was a well-known business entrepreneur and Chief Executive of popular (defunct) Mayas River Bank Hotel, Lafenwa, Abeokuta.
Many Muslim Organizations, Traditional Groups Market Men and Women, as well as the general public, paid last respect to the nonagenarian Monarch.

The Chief Imam of Ansarudeen Mission, Ogun State, Sheikh Yunus Odekunle, described the Oba, as committed Muslim, who was able to manage his community leadership with his Islamic obligations.

In his sermon, the Imam of OkeOdo Ilupeju, Alhaji Sikirullah, said the Ilupeju OkeOdo Ilupeju Community would seriously feel the social vacuum left by the late Oba, praying that Allah to quickly replace the kind hearted Monarch.

Delivering a sermon at the burial, the Imam of Ilupeju, Sheikh Sikirullah Ansarudeen, stated that he was a very good person and he served Allah rightly in the Islamic way.

The Imam prayed that he would be able to answer to his deeds when the angels ask him in Heaven.

Imam Ansarudeen also stated that he had paid his dues religiously and impacted the Muslim Communities and his family as he should.

Also delivering a sermon at the occasion, Imam Ismail Adbulateef Afolabi, preached that as the repose would be accountable for his life, everyone will also be in the same situation anytime Allah calls that person.

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He urged everyone in power to remember that death would come one day, and ensure that they exhibited good deeds and service to humanity in whatever position they are.

Imam Sa’adatu Abadiya, who said the farewell prayers for the late OluOke Odo, noted that his family and the Muslim Communities would feel the void as he was now gone because he made meaningful impact on the people of OkeOdo praying that he meets favour in the afterlife.

Meanwhile, the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, has called on the people of OkeOdo Ilupeju, to sustain the legacy of excellent community leadership and cohesion left by their late Monarch, Oba Muftau Akindele.

Delivering Alake’s message to the family and the residents of the area, the Seriki of Egbaland, High Chief Tosin Fadare, Oba Muftau Akindele had paid his dues to God and his fellow men by being socially responsible.

Seriki Tosin Fadare recalled that Oba Akindele single handedly provided and ran five boreholes in that OkeOdo Ilupeju Community until his demise.

The Seriki Egba enjoined the community to sustain the the good works of the late Oba both at Homestead Gbagura Township and OkeOdo Ilupeju.

Many Dignitaries from all walks of life were present at the occasion include. They included the Representatives of Oba Saburi Bakre, the Agura of Gbagura; the Adaranijo of Egbaland, Chief Lawrence Bankole; the Akingboye Egba, Chief Sakiru Akingbade; the Balogun of OkeOdo Ilupeju, Chief Ayo Biobaku; the Abudaraeni Egba Muslims, Alhaji Jimoh Popoola among others.

Oba Muftau Akindele the Olu OkeOdo Ilupeju, was the second Egba Monarch to join his ancestors after the Olu of Ikija, Oba Shamusudeen Ayorinde within 48 hours.


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