By Laraba Usman Gombe
The Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum and Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Inuwa has expressed grief over the death of renowned Islamic scholar Sheikh Abubakar Giro Argungu.
This is contained in a release signed by Malam Isma’ila Musili Director General Press Affairs Government House Gombe and made available to news men in Gombe on Thursday.
“We received with deep sadness and a heavy heart the news of the passing of a renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Giro Argungu who died yesterday after a brief illness.
“The demise of the cleric was a great loss not only to the Muslim Ummah but also to the entire northern region and Nigeria as a whole.
Governor Yahaya said the late Sheikh Argungu was a distinguished scholar and exemplary leader who devoted his life to the propagation of the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
“Sheikh Abubakar Giro Argungu’s life was a shining example of commitment to the teachings of Islam and the promotion of peace and harmony.
“His contributions to Islamic scholarship have left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of many, and his legacy will continue to inspire the Ummah and generations to come”, he said.
“On behalf of the Government and people of Gombe State conveyed his deepest condolences to the immediate family of the deceased prominent scholar,” he said.
The Northern Governors’ Forum Chairman also extended his heartfelt commiserations to the leadership of the Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah wa Iqamatissunnah, JIBWIS where Sheikh Abubakar Giro Argungu played a significant role in advancing Islamic teachings.
He noted that his absence will be sorely felt, but his teachings will live on as a guiding light.
He also offered his sympathies to the Government and people of Kebbi State and the entire Muslim Ummah in Nigeria, praying Almighty Allah to forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with a place in Jannatul Firdaus.