By Stanley Onyekwere
The Vice President Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo yesterday led a top level federal government delegation to condole with the family of late religious leader and business mogul, Alhaji Abdul-Azeez Arisekola-Alao, in Ibadan, Oyo state.
The vice president, who paid the visit, on behalf of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, eulogized the late Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, whose death he described as a great loss not only to his family but to the government, good people of Oyo state and the country as a whole.
Arc Sambo said the late Arisekola was a devoted Muslim, who dedicated his God given endowment to the service of humanity, praying Almighty Allah to grant him Aljannah Firdaus, while also praying Almighty Allah to bless the family that he had left behind and grant them the fortitude to bear the great loss.
Earlier, the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, said the visit manifests the love and importance government attaches to the deceased.
Responding on behalf of the family, Isah Alao, one of the children of the Late Arisekola-Alao, expressed gratitude to the president and the good people of Nigeria for the show of warm and heartfelt love to their late father and his family.