The Chief Imam of Egbaland, Sheikh Saadallah Bamgbola, has called on Muslims, especially the Egba, not to forget their home front in all their endeavours because, according to the Egba Apex Imam, a river that forgets its source, shall dry up.
The Egba Chief Imam, who was speaking at the installation of Chief Sikirullah Atobatele, as the new Apase of Egbaland, said that Chief Atobatele had been promoting and propagating Islam in Lagos and many other places in Nigeria.
Sheikh Bamgbola further disclosed that, Chief Atobatele accepted the Title, Apase, as an avenue to serve in Egbaland because he had had the maximum Traditional Title of the Balogun of Egbaland.
Delivering a sermon at the occasion, the Alfa Tafsir of Egbaland, Dr Taofeek Amolelegbe, said that Allah had ordained Chief Atobatele because the Creator wanted him to serve Islam and humanity.
Dr. Taofeek Amolegbe admonished the new Apase to sustain his good works and even increase them.
The roll call at the occasion included, Olutori Oba Fatai Akamo, Olu Iro, Atomati; Olu Owode- Oba Sowemimo; Seriki Tosin Fadare; Aare Egba, Ganiyu Babayeju; Aro Egba Yinka Kufiile,; Oba Taafin Adebayo; Seriki Muslims-Lateef Abiola; Sakotun, Sokosi,; the Alafin Muslims-Musbau Babarinsa; Babasale Mutair Kushiimo; Alhaji Taofeek Awodele.the Sobaloju, Chief Kayode Amushan.
Imams present included those of OkeOna, Gbagura, Owu and Owu.
Among Women Muslim community leaders at the occasion, included Iyasuna Ogun State, Alhaja Kuburat Adebisi Elegbede, Alhaja Obamewa, and Alhaja Veronica Atobatele.