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Obasa, others mourn as lawmaker is buried amid tears

IBRAHIM KADIRI

The remains of the late member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Kazeem Alimi, who died on Tuesday July 18 after a brief illness, was buried amid tears on Wednesday July 19 amidst tears.

The deceased who was buried according to Islamic rites was, until his death, the House committee on Local Government and Community Affairs.

Prayers for the deceased were led by the Chairman Council Imams of Eti Osa, Afinni Yusuf, at the Victoria Vaults and Gardens, Aohayaya, Lagos, where the burial took place.

The burial ceremony was attended by the Lagos Assembly Speaker, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, other members of the House, politicians, representatives of royal fathers, inevitable, sympathizers and others.

The body of the deceased was lowered into the grave amid tears and lamentations at 2:32pm.

Yusuff said in his sermon that there is no king beside God and used the opportunity to pray for peace in the family of the deceased, Lagos State and in the country.

According to the Cleric, “Death is a necessary end and nothing happens without the knowledge of God,” he said, while praying for God’s protection for the wife and the children of the deceased.

The wife of the late lawmaker, Alhaja Khadijat Modupe Alimi, described the death of her husband as painful, while expressing gratitude to God for a life well spent.

She said further during a brief interview with journalists that she would greatly miss her husband.

Speaker of the House, Hon. Obasa, who led other lawmakers to the burial, prayed that such a loss would not occur in the Assembly again.

Alimi, who represented Eti Osa State Constituency 1 in the Assembly, died on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, two weeks after his 50th birthday after brief illness.

A statement by Musbau Razak, Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, confirmed that the late lawmaker died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

A two time lawmaker, Hon Alimi who was popularly called Kadeco among admirers was described as a gentleman who believed in welfare of his people.

He is survived by his wife and children.

For a better society.

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