As the Egbaland Muslim Community Installs its Grand Imam on Thursday, 23rd of July 2020, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has been speaking on the quality leadership of the new Egba Apex Imam.
In his goodwill message to the Apex Imam of Egbaland, Sheikh Sa’adallah Bamigbola, Governor Dapo Abiodun said that the new Chief Imam was a symbol of Egba unity in Ogun State Muslims and to the entire people of Ogun State.
The Ogun State Governor also stated that the depth of the Islamic scholarship of the new Chief Imam and its application to the contemporary societal challenges was a reflection of his well rounded training at the foremost citadel of Islamic knowledge in Nigeria.
Prince Dapo Abiodun recalled that the Chief Imam’s previous position as the Olori Ratibi of Egbaland, epitomised the wisdom of Solomon, the selfless service of Abu bak’r, the courage of Umar, and the encouragement of the holy Prophet Mohammed.
Prince Dapo Abiodun said he had no doubt that the Chief Imam’s new role would further bring development to Egbaland and Ogun State in general.
He admonished the new Imam of Egbaland to be conscious of his honorous task of deepening the Proud Legacies of the Egba people in scholarship, harmonious co-existence, and commitment to excellence.
Meanwhile, arrangement have been concluded for the formal inauguration of the Chief Imam of Egbaland, Sheikh Sa’ad Bamigbola.
A statement by the Chairman of the planning Committee, Chief Layi Labode, stated that the exercise would be conducted under strict compliance with the Covid19 protocols.
Olotu Layi Labode said that only those formally contacted personally and formally invited officially by letters of invitation might be allowed entry to the venue.
He disclosed that it would be indecorous to release the names and identities of national figures that would attend the two hour ceremony.
It would be recalled that the new Chief Imam had formally been introduced to all the four sections of Egbaland and other stakeholders through visitations by the Egba Muslim leadership.
The statement disclosed that such visitation was to show a sense of unity, cohesion and understanding among Egba Muslim Communities as well as reduce the number of guests to attend the formal ceremony.
The Chairman of the Planning Committee appealed for those who might not be able to attend the ceremony physically for understanding of the Covid19 scenario and request by the government for compliance.