Saliu Mustapha donates new house to Sheikh Aboto’s widows
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the 2023 Kwara Central senatorial election, Mallam Saliu Mustapha, has given out two-bedroom semi-detached apartments to wives of the late renowned Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abdulganiy Aboto Al-Adaby.
Aboto and two of his aides died in the flooding that ravaged some parts of Kwara state on Friday.
Their corpses were recovered by the state fire service from a river in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, on Saturday.
The death of the cleric, meanwhile, has thrown the Muslim community into mourning, with tributes pouring in from different parts of the country.
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq described the death of the Sheikh as a huge loss to the Muslim community and Ilorin as a whole.
Mustapha, on his part, described the death of Aboto as one too many.
In a statement he personally signed but released to the media on Sunday, Mustapha said Aboto was a pious cleric, who groomed and touched many lives from far and wide.
It was learnt that the cleric died without a house, leaving the two wives and 17 children in a rented apartment. He was also reported to have left a paltry N15,000 in his bank accounts.
To ameliorate the agony of the families, Mustapha, on Wednesday, announced the donation to the wives and the children.