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The Deputy President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) Alhaji Sakariyahu Babalola has died at the age of 87.

Naija News reports that Babalola was also the President-General of the Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria (MUSWEN).

The late Islamic scholar, who was popularly known as SOB, was a philanthropist.

He was the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Telemobile Nigeria Limited.

Alhaji Babalola will be buried on Wednesday in Lagos in accordance with the Islamic injunction.

The janazah (prayer for the deceased) will take place at the Lagos Central Mosque, Idumota, with the Chief Imam of Lagos State Sheikh Sulaimon Oluwatoyin Abou-Nolla expected to lead the prayer.

Source: Naija News

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