By Henry Oladele
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commiserated with the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar III, over the death of his brother, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abubakar.
Prof. Ishaq Akintola, Director, MURIC said this in a statement in Lagos on Sunday, describing the deceased as an industrious man.
“Sokoto State lost an industrious son yesterday, as the state’s Commissioner for Home Affairs, Abdulkadir Jeli Abubakar III, died after a protracted illness.
“The deceased was a junior brother of the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of our leader’s junior brother, Alhaji Abdulkadir Jeli Abubakar III, the Commissioner for Home Affairs in Sokoto State.
“Though it is sunset at dawn, we take solace in the inevitability of death as a major philosophy in Islam,” he said.
According to him, MURIC and the entire Muslim ummah are in a mourning mood and share the pain of the loss with the entire members of the Abubakar family and the Sultanate.
“We also commiserate with Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, members of the state cabinet who were colleagues of the deceased and the good people of Sokoto State who will miss him.
“May Almighty Allah overlook his trespasses, shower His divine mercy on him and count him among the inhabitants of Al-Jannah Firdaus in the Hereafter.
“May Allah also give the family the fortitude to bear the loss,” he said.