Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has expressed sadness over the death of Khalifah Isyaku Rabi’u, saying it is another monumental loss to the Islamic world, coming only three days after the death of Alhaji Muhammadu Lawal, the Chief Imam of Katsina Central Mosque.
Governor Masari said in the death of Khalifah Isyaku Rabi’u, the religious and business communities in Africa, and the world at large, have lost an icon whose footprint would remain indelible for a long time to come.
He described the late cleric and leader of the Tijjaniya Sect as a deeply religious, intensely generous and very simple person, whose conduct has impacted positively within and outside the shores of Nigeria.
In a message on behalf of himself and the people of Katsina State, Governor Masari condoled the Governor of Kano State, the Emir of Kano, the leadership and members of the Tijjaniya Sect, as well as Alhaji AbdulSamad Isyaku Rabi’u and other members of the immediate family of Khalifah Isyaku Rabi’u, even as he called on religious and other leaders to borrow a leaf from the life of the deceased for the betterment of the society.
Governor Masari also prayed to Allah to forgive him all his shortcomings and make paradise his final resting place, and give the bereaved the fortitude and courage to bear the loss.