The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has commiserated with the family, friends and the entire Muslim world over the loss of Sheikh Adam Idoko which occured in Abuja on Wednesday.
NAHCON’s head, public affairs, Fatima Sanda Usara, who stated this in a statement, described him as “a champion of the Muslim community in Eastern Nigeria and the world at large.”
The statement read in part, “In his lifetime, he had been a patron of the Nigerian Muslim pilgrimage to Makkah. He was one time Executive Secretary, Enugu state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, and served as Commissioner representing South East on the board of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) from 2007 to 2014.
“Sheikh Idoko had a degree in Shari’ah from the Islamic University Medina and a fluent speaker of the Arabic language. He played several roles in the Muslim community; a Chief Imam of Central Mosque, University of Nigeria Nsukka, a one-time deputy national secretary (South) of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs; member of the Nigerian moon sighting committee; a member of Board of Trustees of many non-governmental organisations such as Jamaatu Nasril Islam, National Dawaah; Coordination Council of Nigeria; Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation; Nigerian offices of International Islamic Relief Organisation and International Islamic Charitable Organisation.”