Kamaldeen died on Friday in Ilorin
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of popular Islamic scholar Sheikh Ahmad Olayiwola Kamaldeen, who passed on Friday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari commiserated with Muslims across the country.
“President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday joined Muslims across the nation to mourn a leading Islamic cleric and jurist, Sheikh Ahmad Olayiwola Kamaldeen, who passed on in Ilorin, Kwara State on Friday.
“He was until his death, the Khalifah Al-Adaby of Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria. The President described his demise as ‘a loss to the Emir of Ilorin, the Ilorin Community, Kwara State, Nigeria and the entire Muslim Community.
According to President Buhari, “he was a front-line Islamic jurist and an established technocrat who rose to the position of Permanent Secretary in government and Khalifah in the service of the Islamic faith.
“The President prayed to Allah to forgive his shortcomings, accept his return and repose his soul in Jannatul Firdaus,” the statement said.