Leadership of AIMN pay tribute to ex-Lagos principal and former secretary of the movement
The leadership of Anwar-Ul-Islam Movement of Nigeria headed by the chairman Alhaji Mubashir Ojelade on Wednesday showered encomiums on late Lagos School Principal, Alhaji Jimoh Gbadamosi.
He eulogised the late educationist at the eight-day Fida’u Prayers organised in his honour by the Islamic movement, at the Eko Club, Surulere, Lagos State.
At event, the President of Anwar-Ul-Islam Movement of Nigeria described Gbadamosi, a one-time General Secretary of the movement, as clean in character and conduct.
Ojelade, an old student of Ahmadiyya College, Agege, Lagos (now Anwar-Islam Model College), said that the late educationist was his principal and one of the leaders of the movement, who served in several capacities.
Ojelade, also a former Vice President, National Secretary and Legal Adviser of the movement, equally described Gbadamosi as a thorough breed educationist, whose contributions to education would be remembered.
“He was hardworking, thorough and fair-minded. He was kind and firm and could be tough on matters of indiscipline.
“He had zero tolerance for indiscipline. He was a disciplinarian. We thank God for his life,” he said.
He urged the current crop of educationists to raise the standard of discipline and love for students and the country.
“They must take students as their own children and mentor them in moral courage and religiousity,” he said.
The guest lecturer at the event, Alhaji Sakirudeen Abdul-Gafar, who described the deceased as a good man, said that every man would embark on the journey to eternity someday.
Preaching a sermon from Quran 76, the cleric said, “We should not forget ourselves in the world
“A time will come when we will transit from this world. It is not how far but how well that matters.
“Death is not the end of our existence but a means to another existence.
“We should do well. We shall be made to return to our creator. Nothing of our deeds shall be concealed from the knowledge of Almighty Allah.
“We shall be judged according to our deeds.’’
Abdu-Gafar urged Nigerians to be close to God and be good to humanity.
“This is what God demands,’’ he added.
In another lecture, Alhaji Dhul-Nureni Onimosa, Chief Imam of Mushin Mission, Lagos, said that only God is immortal.
Onimosa said that Gbadamosi’s life and times were impactful on humanity; hence, the crowd of people at Fida’u prayers.
Alhaji Lawal Pedro, the National President, Anwar-Ul Islam Model College, Agege, Old Students Association, called for inauguration of an annual symposium to immortalise the deceased’s contributions to education development.
Leading the Fida’u Prayers, Alhaji Ahmad Babatunde Yoosuf, the National Chief Missioner of the society, prayed for the family and all others that the deceased left behind.
Mr Biodun Gbadamosi, the second son of the deceased, said that his father taught him to be selfless, contented and humane.
Biodun, a former General Manager of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), said that his father was a philanthropist, kindhearted, strict and lived by example.
“You heard what many people have been saying about him. Baba left a legacy of honesty, dedication, punctuality and contentment.
“He lived a fulfilled and happy life. He will be greatly missed by his immediate family, extended family, students, friends and associates,” Biodun said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the late Gbadamosi was born on March 18, 1927.
He was a Principal of Anwar-Ul Islam Model College, Agege, from 1960 to 1976, and that of Jubril Martin Memorial Grammar School, Iponri, Lagos State, from 1976 to 1977.
Gbadamosi was the General Secretary of Anwar-Ul Islam Movement of Nigeria from 1981 to 1987.
He died on May 15, 2023 at age 96.
Details Of Meeting Between Tinubu, Ooni Of Ife, Sultan, Other Traditional Rulers Emerge
President Bola Tinubu on Friday met with prominent traditional rulers across the country under the auspices of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN) at the State House Conference Centre, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Naija News reports the meeting, which is the first by the President with traditional rulers after his inauguration is part of ongoing consultations with various stakeholders across the country.
The traditional rulers were led into the meeting by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar who is the chairman of the council.
In his opening remarks, the Sultan of Sokoto said the traditional rulers were at the Villa to congratulate the President and pledge their commitment to supporting him in the huge task of running the nation.
He pointed out that the traditional rulers have various professional backgrounds and this would be a ready pool for the President to draw from.
The Sultan on behalf of his colleagues also expressed the confidence of the traditional rulers in the ability of President Tinubu to steer the affairs of the nation aright.
He said: “We thank God for the smooth way the elections took place. Many negative people thought this country will collapse but we are still here.
“We are here for you, for our people and our country. If you don’t reach out to us, we will reach out to you.
“We wish you the most successful tenure in good health.”
On his part, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Adewusi, who is the co-chair of the council, assured President Tinubu of their readiness to work with him in the area of insecurity. He urged the President not to underestimate what they can do.
“There are areas we will like to work with you, one of which is security. It is time to use us the more, we are not saying we are idle…but to make your work easier use us.
“The foundation of this country today are the traditional rulers. We are here to pledge our loyalty and support. We want to work with you to ensure you leave a legacy.
“Don’t underestimate what traditional rulers can do,” he said
Lagos State Youngest Lawmaker Pledges Effective Representation
The thirty-six-year-old youngest member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Sabur Oluwa, has promised his Constituents of effective representation.
Oluwa, who is representing the Ajeromi-Ifelodun constituency II at the Assembly, was among the 40 lawmakers inaugurated at the 10th Lagos Assembly on Tuesday.
The lawmakers took the Oath of Office after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu proclaimed the 10th Assembly on Tuesday.
Oluwa reiterated his commitment to quality representation that would bring speedy development to the constituency and also promote peace and harmony among constituents.
He said; “By the grace of God, the mandate given to me by my constituents in Ajeromi-Ifelodun constituency II will not be betrayed. The confidence they have in me will be justified. The love of my constituents for me, through their votes in the election that brought me in, will be reciprocated.
“The peculiarities of our constituency, being one of the most populous and ethnically diverse in Nigeria, set us apart. We will leverage these to attract the requisite attention and development to Ajegunle.”
“I will ensure effective and sound representation at the House of Assembly, Lagos, to positively impact the lives of Ajegunle people,” the 36 years old lawmaker said.
Oluwa is the youngest lawmaker in the 10th Assembly.
Just In: Tinubu Meets Ooni of Ife, Other Traditional Rulers Today
President Bola Tinubu will on Friday meet with leading traditional rulers from the six geo-political zones of the country.
Naija News reports that the meeting with monarchs from across Nigeria will be held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
It was gathered that the meeting today at the State House with the traditional rulers is at the instance of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.
President Tinubu is expected to rally the traditional rulers to support the fuel subsidy removal. He is also expected to plead with them to educate their subjects on the economic reasons behind his decision.
Sources at the Villa told WesternPost that the former Lagos State Governor will also share his vision for the country with the traditional rulers and how he plans to govern the country by doing justice to every part of the country.
Since Tinubu assumed the presidency on May 29, 2023, he has been meeting various leaders across in a move to build national consensus around some of the socio-economic problems confronting the country.
After announcing fuel subsidy removal which triggered disruption in fuel supply last week as a result of hoarding by fuel stations, Tinubu has meet governors elected on the platform of his party, the All Progressives Congress, and met all the 36 state governors under the platform of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum
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