Lokoja longest serving Chief Imam dies at 100. ||Anyigbaleft

The Chief Imam of Lokoja, Imam Shafi’i Muhammad Jimada is dead.

According to family  source, Imam Shafi'i  died at  the  federal  Medical Centre Lokoja, at the age of 100,on Thursday after a protracted illness.

The  deceased  started  his  career as  acting  Chief Imam  between 1997  to  1998 and  was  appointed the  Chief Imam of Lokoja  in 1999 by  HRH. the Maigari of Lokoja,  Alhaji (Dr)  Muhammadu  Maikarfi Maikarfi 111,OON  after  the demise of  Sheikh Shehu Aliyu in 1999.

The  late  Chief Imam  was  the longest Chief Imam of Lokoja, so far to date, having served for 20 years.

The funeral  prayer for the remains of Imam Shafi'i  would  be  led by  the  Acting- Chief  Imam of  Lokoja, Malam Aminu Sha'aban  at  the Lokoja  Central  Mosque  after  juma'a  prayer.

By;  Musa Tanimu Nasidi

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