4th February, 2021





Malam Muhammad Lawal Maidoki, the Sadaukin Sokoto, Executive Chairman of Sokoto State Zakat and Waqf Commission (SOZECOM), lost his mother, Hajiya Fadimatu Maidoki, yesterday, Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021. She was 111 years old. Her funeral was attended yesterday by the State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar and many other dignitaries.



In a statement issued by the director of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Thursday, 4th February, 2021, MURIC condoled Mallam Muhammad Lawal Maidoki on the loss of his mother. The human rights group also sent a delegation consisting of members of MURIC Sokoto Chapter to condole the Maidoki family.



“The late Hajiya Fadimatu who was also known as ‘Igen Maidoki’ is from the noble lineage of Ummarun Mu’alkammu whose family still holds the title of ‘Magajin Rafin Sokoto’. Her father Malam Abdulkadir, also known as Jikan Bahago, was a renowned Islamic scholar just like her mother Malama Yatu.



“The deceased was also a respected community leader and teacher who had imparted knowledge to many and inspired thousands of Sokoto women particularly in the pursuit of education and engagement in fruitful careers.



“She left behind seven children and more than fifty grand children. Six of the children are females while only one of them, Malam Muhammad Lawal Maidoki (Sadaukin Sokoto) is a male. The female children are : Malama Hauwa’u, Malama Hadiza, Malama Fadimatu, Malama Umaimatu,

Malama Hafsat and Malama Sa’adatu.



“MURIC stands in mourning today in solidarity with a great friend and committed Muslim brother, Mallam Muhammad Lawal Maidoki. You are not alone. The entire officials and members of MURIC are with you. The Chairman of the Sokoto Chapter of MURIC, Mallam Muniru Shehu, has been advised to lead a delegation of members of MURIC Sokoto Chapter in a condolence visit to the Maidokis later today.  



“We pray that Allah forgives Hajiya Fadimatu and reserves a lofty place for her in Al-Jannat. May Allah also give the family the fortitude to bear the loss”.



Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)





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