By Ahmed Ajikobi
Scores of people last Wednesday converge at Ile Elepo compound of Budo-Egba-Otte in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State for the fidau of Alhaji Sulaiman Ajadi.
Ajadi, was a former Chairman of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Budo Egba-Otte branch.
Dignitaries including politicians, Islamic scholars, road transport workers, among other personalities in their number, grace the eighth day prayer held for the repose of the soul of the deceased.
The event featured Qur’an recitation, dalailu khairat recitation and madiu nabiyi.
Alhaji Ajadi, who died at the age of 77 and was buried according to Islamic rites, survived by four wives, 19 children, grand children and great grand children.
Speaker upon speaker at the event paid glowing tribute to the deceased whom they described as hospitable and charitable.
The first child of the deceased, Zainab Sulaiman Elepo described her father as a community man, who contributed his quota to the development of his area.
She said her father would be missed for his words of advise on peace and unity.
Also speaking, son of the deceased, Moshood Sulaiman said his father was a man of integrity who made truth his watchword, adding that his good virtues are worth emulating.
In their separate testimonies about the personality of their husband, the four widows of the deceased, Khadija, Taibat, Sikirat and Fatimah Sulaiman described their spouse as a loving and caring husband and family man.
They said his act of philanthropy is exemplary, adding that he gave financial support to the needy and contributed to the development of his community.
Also speaking, a former lawmaker at the Kwara State House of Assembly, Honourable Isiaka Labaeka described him as a nice man, a community leader and a loyal politician.
“We are here to pay our last respect to him and condole his family, that’s why all Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members are here.we pray Allah to grant him Aljanah Fridaus.”
By Ahmed Ajikobi