Nigeria’s oldest Chief Imam, Sheikh Adam Tahir dies at 130
The Chief Imam of Kafanchan Central Mosque in Kaduna, Sheikh Adam Tahir, has passed away.
The late cleric, aged 130, was regarded as the oldest Islamic leader in Nigeria.
Sheikh Tahir is survived by 26 children, 290 grandchildren and over 200 great-grandchildren.
Deputy Chief Imam of Kafanchan, Alhaji Muhammad Kassim, said he died on Wednesday evening.
Kassim noted that the late Imam would be missed by Muslim faithful as he was a role model to all.
Emir of Jema’a, Alhaji Muhammad Isa Muhammad II, described the demise as a huge blow to the emirate and Kaduna people.
His condolence letter was signed by the Traditional Council Secretary, Alhaji Yakubu Isa (Dokajen Jama’a).
Muhammad hailed the deceased, one of the kingmakers in Jema’a, for his contributions.
The traditional ruler prayed God to repose Tahir’s soul and grant him Jannah Firdaus.