By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on the passing of its Deputy President-General, Alhaji Sakariyahu Babalola.
According to a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President also extended sincere condolences to the family and friends of Alhaji Babalola and all Muslim Ummah who are mourning the loss of the accomplished businessman, whose life was defined by service to others.
For his contributions to the Islamic community in Nigeria, particularly in his capacity as the President-General of the Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria (MUSWEN), Buhari affirmed that Babalola will be long remembered for promoting peace, generosity, and compassion.
The President prayed Almighty Allah to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and comfort all who mourn.