1st April, 2019






The death has been announced in Lagos of Senator Hassan Fashinro. Pa Fashinro passed away on Sunday evening of 31st March, 2019.



The nonagarian who was a distinguished senator in the First Republic, the first clerk of Lagos City Council and one of the great founding fathers of Lagos.



Meanwhile the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has described Alhaji Hassan Fashinro as a devoted Muslim who dedicated the greater part of his life to the service of Islam and humanity in general. Pa Fashinro was for a long time the chairman of Lagos Muslim Community.



MURIC disclosed this in a press statement issued on Monday 1st April, 2019 and signed by its Founder and Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.



According to the statement, “Alhaji Fashinro was a great icon of Islam, a humanist, a strategist and an exemplary leader. He loved Muslim youths and encouraged them. Generous to a fault, truthful and transparent, Alhaji Hassan Fashinro had foresight, Solomonic wisdom and the heart of a lion. The Muslim community of Lagos State and beyond will miss him.



“Our hearts are heavy with grief as we remember our great moments with him. But we console ourselves with the reality of the ephemeral nature of this world. For the great Prophet Muhammad son of Abdullahi (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would have been alive today if death had been a joke. But alas Muhammad (PBUH) is gone and so must every mortal, including Alhaji Pa Senator Hassan Adisa Babatunde Fashinro.



“We pray that Almighty Allah forgives him and reposes his tender soul in Al-Jannah Firdaus. We also pray that Allah gives members of his family the fortitude to bear the loss.



“Finally, MURIC counsels politicians of today to take public office as a challenge and a liability for which they will render account in Al-Akhirah (Hereafter) because life in this world is temporary and all worldly properties will be left behind. Only life in Al-Akhirah is permanent. Politicians are therefore advised to concentrate more on service to humanity and to desist from accumulating wealth”.



Professor Ishaq Akintola,


Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)

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