Chief Imam of Lokoja, Sheikh Muhammed Aminu Sha’aban, Magajin Gari Lakwaja, Khalifa Ibrahim Kenchi Yabagi, Senior Son of late Maigari of Lokoja, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambo Kabir Maikarfi, members of Lokoja traditional traditional title holders,led by the Hakimis, Chieftains of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) several dignitaries on Saturday attended Seven day Fidau Prayers for late father of Dan Darman Lakwaja, Barr Naseer Ahmad,Sarkin Yakin Lakwaja, Alhaji Muhammed Karaworo Ahmed which took place at Maigari of Lokoja’s palace.
Late Sarkin Yakin Lakwaja passed away last Saturday,27th of November 2022 at the age of 97 and was buried in Kano.
The dignitaries who graced the prayer session includes: Staff of Brodfield Hotel Abuja, led by Mr Mahdi Abdullah, Hakimi of wards A,B, Sarkin Noma, Ward C and chieftains of political parties.
Others are, Shatiman Lakwaja, Alhaji Muhammed Mabo Kasim, Garkuwa Lakwaja, Barr. Katu Sule and many more
Delivering his sermon, the chief Imam of Lokoja, Sheikh Muhammadu Aminu Sha’aban,
cautioned those saddled with the responsibilities of leading the people to live a life of service to humanity, adding that the world is like a bridge.
Sha’aban described the late Sarkin Yakin Lakwaja, as a devoted Muslim and a community leader whose advise would be missed not by Lokoja emirate council alone but the entire Kogi state.
The Chief Imam who extolled the virtues of the deceased prayed Allah to forgive and grant him eternal rest.
In his remarks, Khalifa Arif Yabagi, admonished Muslims to emulate Alhaji Muhammed Karaworo .
According to him, everybody, irrespective of your status will all be brought before God on judgement day on the basis of their deeds, adding that only those who live a worthy life will have people who will intercede on their behalf for God to give them peace.
Speaking with Newsmen, representatives of Broadfield Hotel Abuja, Mr. Mahdi Abdullah described late Pa Ahmed as a father and a very good man.
Abdullahi, who condoled the families of MK Ahmed, said the community and general public will surely miss him and prayed Allah to grant him eternal rest.
Highlights of the Fidau Prayers includes: Recitation of Holy Quran,led by the chief Imam of Unguwan Kura Central mosque, sheikh Abubakar Adamu, Malam Ibrahim Zakari and chief Imam of Kutepa Mosque,Malam Abu- Bilal.