The leadership of Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria in Lagos State has joined other well-meaning Nigerians to commiserate with Dr. AbdulLateef AbdulHakeem over the demise of his beloved mother, Alhaja Risikat Balogun .
The former Lagos commissioner for Home Affairs had on Thursday, May 14, 2020, announced the death of his mother, urging Nigerians to pray for her but advised sympathisers not to come for her burial in order to comply with government’s directives on COVID-19 in the country.
In a statement, the Amir (President) of the Lagos State Area Unit of the student-based body, Dr Saheed Ashafa, said “We sympathise with honourable Iyepe as he normally refers to himself on the demise of his mother. We believe it’s occurrence in the glorious month of Ramadan is a blessing and pray Allah overlooks her misdeeds.”
Ashafa equally enjoined the bereaved to remain steadfast and encourage other members of his family to imbibe the teachings of Islam in this unusual moment in life.
The MSSNLagos president expressed conviction that being an Islamic scholar, the former Lagos Commissioner would “display a sufficient level of perseverance”, yet he admonished him to ” remain committed and constantly seek forgiveness for the departed soul as a worthy offspring”.
He added, “It is our prayer that Allah showers His all-encompassing blessing on the departed soul, grant her Al-jannat ul-Firdaws and grant the family fortitude to contain the loss.