BREAKING: MSSN Founding Father is dead [PHOTO]

One of the founding fathers of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Professor Abdul Kareem Hussein Akande, is dead.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Alhaji Akande, a Professor of Medical Biochemistry died on Sunday.

Until his exit, he was a member of the National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSIA’s) Expanded General Purpose Committee.

Reacting to the renowned Scientist’s demise in a statement by its Information Officer (IO), Taoheed Alimi, Osogbo Osun-based Fountain University (FUO) said the Nigerian Muslim community has lost an icon of knowledge.

Prof. Akande, whose cause of death cannot yet be ascertained by this newspaper, has since been buried in Badagry, Lagos State, according to Islamic rites.

“The Vice Chancellor, Fountain University, Prof. Amidu O. Sanni on behalf of the Board of Trustees, the Senate, Staff, and Students of the University has joined the Nigerian Muslim Community and the international academic world in mourning the passage of a foremost scientist, jihadist, and lover of young ones whose life was dedicated to Islam, humanity, and unity, Prof. Hussein Abdul Kareem who died early this morning.

“While describing his death as a sad loss to the Muslim community, Prof. Sanni recalled the remarkable effort of the deceased both in academic and Islamic work.

“He initiated in 2004, the Forum of Muslim Professors in Lagos to serve as a Think Tank to assist Muslims in power and academics and his house at Gbagada was a rendezvous of all intellectuals. Through his inspiring leadership and commitment to human capital development, many young Muslims got scholarships to train in the Arab world, especially in Sudan through the ISLAMIC STUDY GROUP OF NIGERIA which he led for decades”, FUO’s statement read.

Late Akande

Prof. Sanni who attended the funeral rite of the deceased prayed to God to forgive his shortcomings and accept him into paradise.

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