-As daughter, Alhaja Morufat Lawal installed as Arowoshadeen
It was indeed a glorious exit for the Olootu Oga –Oloye Descendant family of Ighogbo Omoba (Alhaji) Muftau Babatunde Lawal, as children, family members and religion leaders extolled the exemplary virtues of the late philanthropist while alive.
They paid their tributes at the 8-day fidau prayer held at the Megalite Hall, Homat Events Centre Igbogbo, with royal fathers, eminent individuals, guests, family chieftains and members in attendance.
Late Omoba Lawal was survived by his children: Alhaja Morufat Omobolanle Lawal, Mrs Ramotalahi Oluwakemi Lawal, Mrs Taibat Adeola Lawal, Mr Hameed Adesegun Lawal, Mr Akeem Adewale Lawal, Mrs Adijat Kuburat Modupeola Lawal and Mr Micheal Adeleke Lawal.
While the Ayangbure of Ikorodu, His Royal Majesty, Oba (Engr.) Kabir Adewale Shotobi, sent a delegate alongside his royal staff, his Igbogbo counterpart, the Adeboruwa of igbogbo, His Royal Majesty, Oba (Barr.) Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, also sent a delegation.
In appreciation of late Olootu Lawal’s contribution to Islam and good traits, his daughter, Alhaja Morufat Omobolanle Lawal, who was also described as committed and caring woman, was given a surprised honour as she was turbaned as the Arowoshadeen of Oga Oloye Central Mosque, Igbogbo.
Chief Imam Jubril, the Chief Imam of Oga Oloye Central Mosque, speaking at the ceremony, said that the late Omoba Lawal was the one that donated the Oga Oloye Central Mosque and financed the construction of its foundation and promised to complete its construction, but did not live to fulfil his promise.
“He has been very supportive in the construction of the mosque. He assured me that he wss going to complete the construction, but died before he could do that”.
Speaking with THE IMPACT, Mr. Gabriel Eyikogbe, the Treasurer of the Oga – Oloye Descendant Family, said that the late Olootu was an humanitarian per excellence, and was committed to his immediate and extended families.
“Alhaji M. B. Lawal was very compassionate to people; not only to his immediate family, but also to his extended family”, he said.
“He was committed to the family values and norms. He had the interest of the family at heart, and was loved because of his kind heart to people”.
Barr. Leke Bakare, who also commented, described the deceased as a principled and committed man who will be greatly missed.
“A man of principle that didn’t tolerate nonsense. Always committed to his purpose. A lion that feared no one. The family will miss this man greatly. I can tell you that his death has caused an irreparable loss among us”, he said.
The fidau lecture was delivered by lmam Akewu Shila who also eulogized the life and times of late Olootu Oga Oloye.
Other Islamic clerics: Imam Izaq Fagba, Imam Abdul-Ganiu Gazali, Imam Shakiru Ojoge and Imam Hamzat, Chief Imam of Riyadat Jamat, were also in attendance at the fidau ceremony.