• Let’s keep praying, fear Allah: new Baba Adinni urges
The presentation was done before the commencement of Jumat Service on Friday, February 9. It was witnessed by executive members of the Lagos Central Mosque, the missioners, ratibis, some religious, traditional and political leaders.
Shortly after stepping into the mosque in his full regalia, the Baba Adinni of Lagos thanked the regular Jam’ah and guests.
He prayed to Allah to grant the late Baba Adinni, Sheikh AbdulHafeez Abou Al-Jannah Firdau.
Alhaji Alabi-Macfoy urged Nigerians to continue to pray to Almighty Allah to ease the affairs of the country, saying that succour will come from Almighty Allah.
He called on Nigerians to support President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administrations with prayers.
“When something has spoiled, you cannot use the magic wand to correct it, you have to go in stages. Without suffering, you cannot achieve success,” he said.
He urged the Jammah to keep on praying and have fear of God.
“If you fear God and you are consistent in your prayer, you will see signs that your prayers are accepted,” he said.
Chief Imam of Lagos Sheikh Sulaimon Abou-Nolla, thereafter, mounted the minbar (pulpit) for Jumat sermon.
Sheikh Abou-Nolla also enjoined the congregation to always fear Allah.
Alhaji Alabi-Macfoy was joined by his wife, Alhaja Awawu and children for photograph session.
Other guests took turns to take pictures with the 14th Baba Adinni of Lagos.
Congratulating the Baba Adinni after Jumat prayer, the President-General of Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria (MUSWEN), Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo, said Alhaji Alabi-Macfoy’s presentation is ordained.
Alhaji Oladejo said: “He (Alhaji Alabi-Macfoy) has gone through the tutelage, because all along, he has been deputy to the former Baba Adinni and he knows everything about the mosque management. He’s well loved by everybody. So, we just pray that God will give him long life, guide and protect him, so that he can run this particularly mosque very well.”
He called on Lagosians to rally round and give him the necessary supports.
MUSWEN Deputy President, who doubles as an Executive member of the Lagos Central Mosque, Alhaji Rafiu Ebiti, said the Jam’ah elected him and he is competent to hold the office.
“We have faith in him, he is qualified for the position, he has worked with three different Baba Adinnis and he has gathered enough wealth of experience to drive the affairs of the Jam’ah.
He expressed optimism that Alabi-Macfoy’s tenure will turn round the mosque’s activities.
Iya Sunnah of Lagos, Alhaja Muinat Shopeyin-Akande, described the newly appointed Baba Adinni as a good and nice person.
“I wish long life life. I urged him to be patient and embrace the qualities of the late Baba Adinni,” she said.
Among the guests in attendance were Alhaji T.A. Oki; Dr Jubril Oyekan; members of Rostrum; All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and Secretary of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) Alhaji Mutiu Are; Alhaji Oladosu Fashola; Alhaji Akeem Apatira; President of Anwar-Ul-Islam Society Alhaji Mubashiru Ojelade; Alhaji Rasheed Giwa; Rosul Eshilokun; Alhaji A.A. Mustapha; APC Lagos Island Chairman, Ganiu Sodiq; Alhaji Chief Muritala Adamson; Alhaji Awelenje; Alhaji Jide Eko; Alhaji Surajudeen Lawal; Sheu of Lagos Sheikh Mustapha Eshilokun; Jamiu Folorunsho Fashola; Alhaji Muyideen Ibrahim; Alhaji AbdulBaqee Yemisi-Coker; Alhaji Dapo Elias; Alhaji Rasheed Akindele; Alhaji Muritala Ibrahim; Alhaji Nurudeen Jelil-Owo; Otunba Dapo Alli-Balogun; Musiliu Ariyo; Sulaimon Bakusa; Tijani Abdulhammed; Badmus Molake Jaji and Alhaji Labinjo.
The female guests include Alhaja Awawu Fujah; Alhaja Sherifat Olugbode; Alhaja Awelenje; Alhaja Sofiat Animashaun; Alhaja Rukayat Olubukola; wives of Barons and Alhaja Oluwatoyin Elemoro among others.
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