An Islamic community leader in Ijoko-Ota, Ogun State, Alhaji Alabi Jimoh Odetayo, is dead.
He died on Saturday, March 11, 2023.
The deceased, who is also well-known among the Muslim community in Festac area of Lagos State, died at 73.
He’s an indigene of Ijeja in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Odetayo is the maternal elder brother of the former Deputy Editor of the defunct Nigerian Compass on Sunday, Chief Femi Shodunke who is a Canada based journalist.
According to the deceased eldest child, Ms. Fatimo Odetayo, a nurse based in Canada, special Islamic prayers hold today, when the Islamic leader would have marked his 73 birthday, at 2nd Avenue, 22 Road in Festac.
She added that Odetayo, a graduate of the University of Lagos, has been buried according to Islamic injunction at the site of the mosque he’s building for the Muslim community in Ijoko.
The deceased, who worked at Total Nigeria Plc, before his retirement is survived by two wives, Mrs. Monsurat Odetayo and Mrs. Salamotu Odetayo, children and grandchildren.