The former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, HE Maj Gen Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has expressed his heartfelt condolences over the demise of Sheikh Abubakar Giro Argungu.
The spokesperson for the ex-president disclosed this in a statement today.
His death, according to him, was a big loss for Nigeria and the Muslim nation as a whole.
“Condolences to his family and admirers,” said the former President.
He stated that the departed soul spent ample time of his life in societal transformation through the preaching of Islamic moral values and etiquette.
“Sheikh Giro was a towering figure in our national life. Throughout his life, he stood for Islamic values and demonstrated his commitment to good society through his utterances and his actions.
“May Allah repose his soul and grant him Jannatul-Firdaus,” Buhari prayed.
Sheikh Abubakar was an Islamic preacher based in Birnin Kebbi, Kebi State.
He was one of the prominent scholars of Jama’atul Izalatil Bidi’a Wa’iqamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS).
He died on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, and was buried on Thursday, September 7, 2023, according to Islamic funeral rites.