Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has sent his condolence to the famous Tijjaniyya sect over the loss of its leader worldwide, Sheikh (Khalifa) Ahmad Tijjani Niasse.
Niasse, the son of late leader of Tijjaniyya group, Sheikh Ibrahim Niasse Kaulaha died in his country Senegal on the 2nd of August, 2020, which was reported in that country’s national newspaper, The Dakar News.
Governor Matawalle, who expressed his shock over the demise of the revered scholar said the Muslim Ummah has yet lost a pillar among its respected leaders in Africa.
Governor Matawalle expressed his condolence to the Tijjaniyya group in Nigeria and worldwide over this great loss and prayed that God Almighty have mercy upon the soul of the deceased.
A statement signed by Zailani Bappa Special Adviser Public Enlightenment, Media and Conmunication to Governor Bello Mutawalle quoted the Governor saying,
“Our solace here is that he has lived a life worthy of emulation and his contributions to Islamic knowledge will continue to guide the good attitude of our youth in the society”, Matawalle observed.
Late Sheikh Niasse took over the services left behind by his father in Madinatu-Baye at Kaulakh, Senegal. He was respected and revered Islamic scholar who contributed to the development of knowledge and the promotion of peace in the society.
He has written many Islamic books including “Zajrul Ikhwan” and “Alaqatul Sheikh Ibrahim Nyass bi Nijeriya”.
Sheikh Ahmad was knowledgeable in both Islamic and Western education and has been an educator for many decades. He died at a Dakar Hospital at the age of 88.