👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
Hours before Muslim faithfuls from across the world are to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the emir of Ilorin has lost his aged mother.
Ramadan, a time when Muslims do not eat or drink from dawn till dusk, usually last up to a month. This year it began on the 5th of May. The last day of fasting was on Monday (June 3).
Alhaja Aishat Nma #Sulukarnaini, the mother of Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu #Gambari, died on Monday evening, at the age of 124, DENISAURUS News understands.
The Nigerian Government announced Tuesday and Wednesday as public holiday in order to celebrate the end of Ramadan.
A statement by the palace said: “InnaLillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. Sadly the mother of our Emir, the Emir of #Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, passed away this evening. Princess Alhaja Aishat Nma Sulukarnaini Gambari was 124 years old.
“She was: (i) the granddaughter of the late 7th Emir of Ilorin (ii) daughter of the late 8th Emir of Ilorin (ii) wife of the late 9th Emir of Ilorin (iv) sister of the late 10th Emir of Ilorin (v) mother of the 11th Emir of Ilorin.
“May her dear sweet soul rest in perfect peace.
“As we mourn with His Royal Highness and the Royal Household, we give thanks to Allah for a glorious long life, for all her achievements, the joy and happiness she brought to so many.
“May Allah overlook for shortcomings and forgive her sins, and may He grant her Aljannah Firdaus. Ameen.”