All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, nad Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu have congratulated Baba Adinni of Lagos, His Eminence, Sheikh Abdul Hafeez Abou (CFR), on his centenary birthday celebration.

Asiwaju Tinubu praised Sheikh Abou for his steadfastness and extraordinary life of service to God.

The Baba Adinni is also the Executive Chairman of Lagos Central Mosque and Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of Muslim Community of Lagos State.

The APC National Leader described 100 years as a major milestone in the life of any human being, especially for a man who committed his life to good deeds and propagation of Islam, like Sheikh Abou.

“This is a major milestone. We thank Almighty Allah for granting Baba the special grace of good health and longevity.

“A true disciple of Allah, Baba has dedicated his life to the propagation of Islam. Even with his advanced age, Baba has provided uncommon leadership to the Islamic Ummah in Lagos and beyond, and given inspiration to all us in the shining examples of his life.

“Baba remains an epitome of decency, humility, honesty, hard work, patience, perseverance, commitment to worthy causes and, above all, devotion to Islam and Almighty Allah,” Asiwaju Tinubu said in his tribute to the Baba Adinni.

The APC candidate beseeched Almighty Allah to grant Sheikh Abou good health and more years so that the people of Lagos and other Nigerians can continue to benefit from his wealth of experience, immense knowledge and wisdom.

In a statement yesterday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu said: “On behalf of my family and the good people of Lagos State, I heartily congratulate our father, religious leader and elder statesman, Sheikh Abdulhafeez Abou, on the occasion of his centenary birthday.

“Sheikh Abou attaining 100 years is a blessing and favour from the Almighty God, which should not be taken for granted. Our father is worth celebrating for the great role he has been playing in Lagos and Nigeria.”

“Our father has lived his life worshipping the Almighty Allah and serving humanity the best way he could as the Baba Adinni of Lagos. We thank God for sparing the life of our father and for enabling him to attain the centenarian age.

“As you celebrate your 100th birthday, it is our prayer that the Almighty God will grant you more grace and strength to continue to contribute your quota to the spread and propagation of Islam in Lagos and Nigeria.

“We also pray that the Almighty God will continue to crown our Baba with good health for him to continue to enjoy His blessings and everlasting goodness.”