Oladosu delivers final khutbah as Unilorin Chief Imam


The Chief Imam of the University of Ilorin, Prof AbdulGaniy Abdus Salam Oladosu will deliver his last Khutbah in that capacity on Friday at the University’s central Mosque.
Oladosu will retire on Monday, February 10 after attaining the age of 70. He was born in Cape Coast city in pre independent Ghana.
Prof. Oladosu’s journey to becoming the chief Imam began in 1983 after he finished his youth service at the University’s defunct Department of Curriculum Studies and Education Technology C.S.E.T.
He became a translator to Prof Rasheed Ajani Raji at the mini campus of the University.
After his appointment as Deputy Chief Imam in 1992, he rose to the post of the Chief Imam in November 2008.
As teacher and preacher, Oladosu is a graduate of the Department of Arts and Simultaneous Translation, Faculty of Language and Translation, Al-Azhar University in Cairo where he was the University’s best graduating student in 1979. He went ahead to obtain his masters degree at the American University in Cairo, in 1982.
Oladosu started his career as a translator and broadcaster at the Egyptian Broadcasting House as a 22 year old Thanawiy student in Egypt in 1972 and he covered many epoch making events including the assassination of President Anwar Sadat of Egypt in 1981. He has also preached at several places including the Government Houses across the South West of Nigeria, Ilorin and American cities including Chicago and New York.
His biography is due for publication in the coming weeks.

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