Tinubu mourns Islamic preacher, Sheikh Giro Argungu
President Bola Tinubu has sent his condolences and sympathy to the family, followers, and associates of the prominent Islamic preacher, Sheikh Abubakar Giro Argungu, who passed away on Wednesday.
Tinubu described the death of the religious leader as a loss which reverberates beyond the late preacher’s immediate community, and as one that affects the entire country, in view of his contributions to the canon of Islamic study and his renowned calls for moral rectitude.
SOLACEBASE reports that Sheikh Abubakar Giro Argungu, aged 71 died on Wednesday at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Birnin Kebbi, after a brief illness.
The deceased was a preacher under the Jama’atul Izalatul Bidi’a Wa’iqamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS).
The president’s message was contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser, Media & Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Thursday.
“The voice of Sheikh Giro Argungu will long be remembered for his years of Islamic propagation and advocacy for righteousness. The activities of the cleric through the Islamic group, JIBWIS, where he had served as the Working Committee Chairman, has contributed immensely in guiding a large flock of Muslim youths over the years,” it said.
The President says Sheikh Giro will be greatly missed for his fearless advocacy for the downtrodden and for holding leaders accountable in meeting their obligations to citizens.
The President further condoles with the family, the government and people of Kebbi State, and the Nigerian Muslim community, over this huge loss and prays for the eternal rest of the soul of the departed cleric.