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Abdulkadir Orire: Saraki Mourns Kwara Pioneer Grand Khadi

Abdulkadir Orire: Saraki Mourns Kwara Pioneer Grand Khadi
Abdulkadir Orire: Saraki Mourns Kwara Pioneer Grand Khadi

The immediate past President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki has commiserated with the family and friends of the pioneer Grand Khadi of the Kwara State Shariah Court, Justice Abdulkadir Orire.

Senator Bukola Saraki, took to his official social media handle on Wednesday 27th January 2021, to post a photo of the late Justice Abdulkadir Orire, with a caption. In his caption of the photo, he said as himself and the people of Kwara mourn the pioneer Grand Khadi of the Kwara State Shariah Court, they are also praying that Almighty Allah grants him a place in Al Jannah Firdaus.

This was his caption to the photo he posted:

“My prayers are with the family of Justice Abdulkadir Orire, the pioneer Grand Khadi of the Kwara State Shariah Court. As we mourn the loss of this legal luminary and erudite scholar, we also celebrate his life and pray that Almighty Allah grants him a place in Al Jannah Firdaus,” he added.

Justice Orire, Sarkin Malami of Ilorin died yesterday’s evening at the age of 87.

Retired Justice AbdulKadir Orire (CON), was the pioneer Grand Khadi of the Kwara State Sharia Court of Appeal between 1975 and 1999. 

Governor AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, also posted a message where he said:

”Today, our state lost of one of its finest jurists, a founding father, and indeed a national statesman, retired Justice AbdulKadir Orire (CON), who was the pioneer Grand Khadi of the Kwara State Sharia Court of Appeal between 1975 and 1999. He died at the ripe age of 87.

“With total submission to the will of Almighty Allaah who is the giver and taker of life, I join all our people in Ilorin and across Kwara and Kogi States to mourn the passing of this exemplary leader who distinguished himself as an erudite legal scholar, researcher, Muslim community leader, and development activist. Justice Orire devoted his entire life to scholarship, humanitarian services, propagation of Islam, and inter-religious peace-building in Kwara and Nigeria. His roles in the founding of the University of Ilorin and other great institutions stand tall for posterity. Baba would be sorely missed!

“On behalf of my family, the people and government of Kwara State, I commiserate with Mai Martaba the Emir of Ilorin Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), and the entire state on this sad yet inevitable development. 

My special commiseration goes to the immediate and extended family of Justice Orire who would carry on the great legacies of the great Islamic leader and jurist. I pray Almighty Allaah to grant Baba al-Jannah Firdaus and comfort the family he left behind. ”

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