It was another moment of sobriety and stolidity for Nigerian Muslim Ummah last Wednesday, October 14, 2020, when the obituary of a top chieftain of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) was announced through the breaking news of the media waves.
The name of the deceased is Sheikh Adam Abdullah Idoko, the Vice President General of both the NSCIA and Jam’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) in Enugu State.
He was also the Chief Imam of the University of Nigeria, Nsuka, Enugu State
where he took it upon himself as a voluntary duty to educate the Muslim
congregations and groom the younger ones along the path of Islam.
Imam Idoko was said to have died on Wednesday evening, October 14, 2020, at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, after a brief illness.
By the arrangement of the NSCIA at the National Mosque, Abuja, in accordance with Islamic tradition, he was buried on the same Wednesday, in Abuja, shortly after his demise.
Sheikh Idoko was a well educated Muslim and with a high sense of commitment to the growth and development of Islam with his entire life, particularly in Igboland where Muslims are grossly at a disadvantage of demographic minority.
A graduate of the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Idoko was a fluent speaker of Arabic language.
As a member of the General Purpose Committee (GPC) of the NSCIA, Sheikh
Idoko’s contribution to policy formulation and decision making in that Council can never be forgotten.
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Dr. Muhammad Sa‘ad Abubakar, CFR, mni prays for the repose of his soul in eternal bliss and wishes his family the fortitude with which to surge ahead in life with the mercy of Allah after his exit from the shores of the earth.
Meanwhile, the Secretary General of NSCIA, Professor Ishaq Olanrewaju
Oloyede, has called on the entire Muslim Ummah in Nigeria to pray specially for the soul of Sheikh Idoko and the wellbeing of his family.
Death, in the lives of Muslims, is not a stranger and whenever it comes to pluck a soul, no one can appeal agaist its verdict.
Inna Lillah, wa inna ilayhi raji‘un.
Chairman, NSCIA Media Committee