By; FUNMI OROYE ADERINTO, Kaduna
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has said that Sheikh Isyaku Rabiu, who passed away on Tuesday, will be remembered as an exemplary figure who achieved much in religion and business.
According to the Governor, the cleric contributed immensely to the development and propagation of Islam in Nigeria and beyond, and was a bulwark for peace and Nigeria’s development.
In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, the Governor added, that Sheikh Isyaku Rabiu has left a big vacuum and an enduring legacy.
“The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai on behalf of the people and government of Kaduna State has commiserated with the immediate family and people of Kano State and also the Muslim Ummah over the passing away of Sheikh Isyaku Rabiu.
“Sheikh Isyaku Rabiu lived an exemplary life and contributed immensely to the development and propagation of Islam in Nigeria and beyond.
“He was a revered Islamic scholar who also exhibited fear of God in all his affairs and mentored several Islamic scholars. His contribution to the Islamic scholarship is outstanding and will continue to be a major point of reference.
“The late Sheikh was also immensely successful in business, helping to promote the economic development of the country.
“May Almighty Allah grant his soul Aljannah Firdausi and bless all his work and dedication to the cause of Allah and humanity.”