Oil magnate donates mosque to Ago/Okota community

Mosque launch 1

A business mogul and philanthropist, Alhaji Maruf Akanni Toluwaloju, has donated a magnificent mosque to the Muslim community of the Ago/Okota in Lagos State.

Alhaji Imam Idris Akanni Memorial Mosque

Alhaji Imam Idris Akanni Memorial Mosque

Toluwaloju, who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Wheel Oil and Gas company, built the mosque in memory of his late father, Alhaji Imam Idris Akanni.
The Renaissance reports that the modern mosque was opened at the weekend by the Chief Imam of Lagos, Alhaji Sulaimon Abu.
The mosque is one of its kind in the Christian dominated area of Lagos.
Speaking at the mosque commissioning, Toluwaloju said the project was a demonstration of the love he has for his father and to serve as an all rounding post-humous reward for him from Almighty Allah.
The chief Imam of Lagos, who commissioned the mosque, praised the spirit of love demonstrated by the donor to his late father.
He prayed that God continues to bless and strengthen the faith of the Akanni family in the service of Islam and kindness to mankind.
The guest lecturer, Sheikh Imran Eleha, gave seven lessons and cautions to the congregation on the importance of an endowment of the mosque.
An interior part of the new mosque

An interior part of the new mosque

Eleha, however, urged the mosque donor not to interfere with the running of the mosque by its custodians.
Dignitaries across the state, including the chief imam of Isolo Land, Alhaji Ahmad Sodiq as well as politicians and other well-wishers grace the occasion.
The Renaissance reports that the mosque is well furnished with modern gadgets that enables transmission of Khutbah for Muslim congregations to watched life from all parts of the mosque.
By Abdul-Semiu Adeyinka Majata
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