President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday mourned the
death of the Chief Imam of the Katsina Metropolis Central
Mosque, Imam Muhammad Lawal.
Lawal died at the age of 95 on Sunday, May 6, after a
protracted illness.
His death was confirmed by his family spokesman, Alhaji
Mohammed Ahmed, who said that their father died after a
prolonged sickness.

Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on
Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu sent his condolences to
the government and people of Katsina State.
The president, describing Lawal’s death as a great loss to
the state said the late Chief Imam spent his days praying
and teaching values and precepts of the Quran.
“The President believes Malam Liman, who passed on at the
age of 95 years, lived a pious, worthy and highly
recommendable life that will be remembered by posterity,
urging all Muslims in the state to immortalise him by living
the virtues of love, peace, and neighbourliness he lived and
“President Buhari prays that Allah would grant the soul of
the departed good rest, and comfort his family,” the
statement read.

Meanwhile, the Funeral prayers was conducted at the
premises of Katsina Central Mosque as the Imam was
buried at Dantakum burial ground in Katsina metropolis
according to Islamic rites.
Also, the Emir of Katsina, Alh Abdulmumini Kabir and Gov.
Aminu Masari presnet at the funeral described the death of
the Chief Imam as a great loss to Katsina people and the
Islamic world.
“We pray to Almighty Allah to forgive him all his sins and
Grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
Emir said.

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