January 25, 2015 – A retired Permanent Secretary/Tutor-General in the Lagos State Ministry of Education Alhaja Teslimat Mosunmola Akinwade is dead.
Alhaja Akinwande who passed on in London on Monday was 55.
At a prayer held for her in her Agege residence same Monday evening, a former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA) and LAHA Chief Imam, Hon. Abdulhakeem Abdullateef said the nation has lost a great woman. He described her as a committed and devouted Muslim.
“Alhaja Akinwade,” he said, “had a keen taste for decency, honesty and integrity in following the injunctions of Allah and the traditions of Prophet Muhammad. She was a community developer who brought about peaceful co-existence among members of her community and she always interacted well with the needy. She was also committed to learning more about her religion. She was a role model to a lot of people”
He prayed Allah to forgive her sins and grant her Jannah (paradise).
Abdullateef urged Muslims to always do good deeds bearing in mind that death is certain.
The former lawmaker told the congregation that the purpose of creation is to worship Allah.
“We are all going to become history one day and after a while, people would stop talking about us. Always seek repentance no matter how much your sins are. Allah always forgives for His mercy prevails over His wrath,” he said.
The deceased former Personal Assistant, Mr Sulaiman Ogunmuyiwa described her as an extraordinarily good person.
“I worked with her from 2005 to 2009 and I cannot think of any fault in her actions. She was always ready to assist people and touched lives of many. Her humility in discharging her duties was unequalled,” Ogunmuyiwa said.
The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) Lagos State Area Unit in a condolence message also prayed Allah forgive her, shower His mercy on her and place her among the righteous.
A statement by the Amir (President) Kaamil Kalejaiye said “Alhaja Akinwande is no more but her righteousness and doggedness for Islam and Muslim remain and will be remembered; what do you want to be your remain after your demise? My brethren, let fear Allah and be righteous both in the open and secret.”
Kalejaiye called on people in governance to emulate the deceased’s simple lifestyle and accountability.