Ex-Sports Minister, Abdullahi Loses Mother
Alhaja Rafat Abdullahi, mother of the former Sports minister, Mal Bolaji Abdullahi died on Wednesday at the age of 76.
The former minister announced the demise of her mother in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara State.
“With the total submission to the will of Allah I announce the passing away of my mother, Alhaja Rafat Ajeigbe Abdullahi . The Janaza prayer for her repose will hold at her Olulande residence, Ilorin ,” Abdullahi said.
The deceased was buried according to Islamic injunctions. The janazah prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Anifowose, Imam AbdulSalam Ibrahim.
Meanwhile, Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has commiserated with the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Barrister Kunle Suleiman on the death of his brother and former Provost of College of Education Oro Alhaji Ibrahim Duro Suleiman, praying the Almighty God to repose his soul.
The Governor also condoled with the former Minister of Youth and Sports Development Malam Bolaji Abdullahi and thespian Alhaji Adebayo Salami on the deaths of their mothers (Alhaja Rafat Ajeigbe Abdullahi and Alhaja Aishat Asoka Abdulkareem respectively), urging them to take solace in the exemplary lives of the departed women.
“On behalf of the people and government of Kwara State, I send our heartfelt condolences to the former Minister and the thespian on the death of their dear mothers.
Our hearts are with them at these lonely hours, given the irreplaceable place of our mothers in our lives. I pray Allah to repose the souls of the departed and comfort the families,” the Governor said in a statement issued by Rafiu Ajakaye chief press secretary to the governor.
“Similarly, our special commiserations go to the family of elder statesman Barrister Kunle Sulieman on the sudden death of our brother and top educationist, Alhaji Duro Suleiman.
“It is such a huge loss not just to the family but to the entire state, given his contributions to the development of education in Kwara State. I beseech Allah to grant him al-jannah and comfort the family.”
Also, ex-Governor of Kwara State, Alh Abdulfatah Ahmed, has condoled Abdullahi over the demise of his mother.
In a condolence message, Ahmed sympathised with Abdullahi and the entire Abdullahi family on what he described as tragic and painful loss.