The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba Land, Aare Gani Adams had a special Jumat prayer and thanksgiving service held in his honour at the Festac Town Central Mosque, 22 Road Festac Town,Lagos on 19th January 2017.
Adams, who arrived the mosque at about 1:40pm, with his wife, observed the special Jumat service with prominent Islamic scholars and faithful in the state.
In his sermon, chief Imam of Festac Central Mosque, Sheik Sakariyah Adewale, said Islam is a religion of peace, adding that at the moment, Nigeria is in dire need of peace.
Describing Adams as a symbol of peace, he urged him to continually preach peace and unity across the country.
“You are a worthy son and blessing to Nigeria and the Yoruba race as a whole.We prayed that Allah should continue to bless you with long life, so that you can fulfill all your dreams in life. As Muslims, we are happy to celebrate your new status with you,” he said. -Sheik Sakariyah
Expressing his appreciation, Adams said he had been worshipping at the mosque for over seven years, particularly, during his birthday anniversaries.
He said the service was the first point of call on his thanksgiving programme, adding that he decided to observe the special Jumm’at service and thanksgiving mainly to express his appreciation to Allah for making the installation programme a success.
Adams said: “This is the first Friday since my installation as the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.
“I am a highly liberal person when it comes to the issue of religion and as a Yoruba man, I have to be liberal with the three prominent religions we practice in the country.
Adams said on Saturday, “we are going to observe our thanksgiving service with the traditionalist at the Ijo Orunmila Adulawo in Ebute Metta, Lagos” and on Sunday, “we shall also visit the Genesis Global Church, Alakuko, Lagos, to observe the thanksgiving service.”
Some of those that joined Adams at the Festac Central Mosque special prayer included Alhaji Abdul Fatai Arowolo, Alhaja I. Ilori and Alhaja F. Fowora.