Baba Adini of Lagos, Sheikh Abd Hafeez Abou is dead


The Baba Adini of Lagos, Sheikh Abdul-Hafeez Aṣhamu Abou Nolla, also known is the Chairman of the Executive Council of Lagos Central Mosque. He was aged 101.

Sheikh Abdul-Hafeez Aṣhamu Abou Nolla was a patron of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) in the 1960s and was turbaned as Baba Adinni of Lagos on August 14, 2009.

According to information obtained, Abou Nolla, a well-known Islamic scholar and one of the most influential Islamic clerics in Lagos, Nigeria, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

The reason of death was unknown at the time of publication. He was said to be ill briefly, due to old age-related health issues, local media said.

The report noted that the remains will be buried on Wednesday, 10 January 2024 after a janazah prayer which is expected to take place at the Lagos Central Mosque, Lagos Island.

Baba Adinni is a Yoruba chiefly title. It is often conferred by indigenous obas in Nigeria’s Yorubaland region, usually to Muslim men who have contributed to society or government in some fashion.

Sheikh Abou is a respected leader, who has contributed immensely to the propagation of Islam in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole.

He is also an epitome of honesty, dedication and service, whose unblemished record of service over several decades has made him a role model to many adherents of the Islamic faith as well as clerics and leaders.

Read Also: Baba Adini of Lagos lived a full life guided by the highest and noblest moral codes- Tinubu

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