Prominent Muslim Philanthropist, Arisekola Alao Dies at 69Featured, Latest News Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
Alhaji Abdul Azeez Arisekola Alao is dead. The Aare Musulumi of Yoruba land died today at the age of 69 after a long protracted illness.
Alhaji Alao while alive was a successful businessman and astute philanthropist. He was a prominent figure in the Nigerian Muslim community.
Babalola, Ex-Minister Mourns Arisekola Alao
Former Minister of State for Finance, Mr. Remi Babalola, on Wednesday mourned the passing away of the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Aare Abdul Azeez Arisekola Alao.
Babalola, who was devastated by the news of the demise of Alao, said the death of the business mogul was a big loss to the nation.
Arisekola Alao died on Wednesday in a London hospital at the age of 69yrs.Babalola noted that the late Alao’s life was filled with many enviable achievements, successes and uncommon devotion to worthy causes.
He expressed his condolences to the family, the people and government of Oyo State and prayed that Almighty Allah (SWT) grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.
He acknowledged that Aare had an unwavering passion, deep commitment and unsurpassed dedication and loyalty to the nation.
“He was, indeed, a living inspiration and blessing to millions of Nigerians, both young and old. Truly, he was a symbol of compassion to the world,” Babalola added.
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