By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
Some prominent Islamic clerics and dignitaries on Saturday gathered in Inuwa Lange Street, Lokoja, the Kogi State capital for the Fidau prayers of late Ustaz Haliru Inuwa, who died on Wednesday, Dec.15.
The clerics included Chief Imam of Lokoja, Sheikh Aminu Shaban, Ustaz Abubakar Adamu and Sheikh Abu Bilal, Chief Imam of Kutepa Mosque, Lokoja.
In a sermon at the prayer session, Imam Shaban, urged public office holders to be responsive to the yearnings and aspirations of the masses.
Shaban who reminded everyone of the inevitability of death, enjoined public office holders to discharge their duties with fear of God as they will one day give their account of stewardship to their creator.
He urged Nigerians to live a life worthy of emulation by the future generation.
The cleric described the late Ustaz Inuwa as a devout Muslim with impeccable character who lived a purposeful life worthy of emulation by all peace-loving
In his vote of thanks, Alhaji Uba Sadi, elder brother of the deceased, thanked all that were present at the Fidqu prayer and prayed Allah to grant them safe journeys to their destinations.
The Lokoja local government chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, chairman, Alhaji Maikudi Bature and the General Manager, Kogi State Water Baord, Engr. Sagir Abdulsalam, were among dignitaries who attended the three days pray.
A five man representatives of the Senator representing Kogi West, Senator Smart Adeyemi were also at the residence. They were led by Dauda Uba Sadi.