By Gowon Yakubu
The Chairman, council of Ulama, Dekina, Ustaz Muhammad Azakiru on 29th December, 2022 led a delegation of Imams to Ologba the hometown of Alhaji Abdullahi Haruna (SAN) to present AWARD OF EXCELLENCE to him in recognition of his numerous contributions to the propagation of Islam in the area.
The Chairman listed inter alia the building of Ologba and Ikpakpala mosques, provision of a car for the council and many other supports as the raison d’etre for the recognition.
He eulogised the good works of Alhaji Abdullahi Haruna which the chairman said he does “without fanfare.”
The Imams prayed Allah to fulfil the heart desires of Alhaji Abdullahi Haruna as he is ” a round peg in a round hole.”
In his response, Alhaji Abdullahi Haruna expressed his ‘shock at the surprised award” as he never saw it coming in view of the fact that he had always warned, whatever he does for the propagation of Islam and advancement of his faith MUST be in secret in line with his fundamental belief.
He was therefore taken aback at today’s surprised award. He however, thanked the Council members for the honour and pledge to do more. He urged them to feel free to knock on his doors at all times when the need for assistance arises but pleaded with them to abide by his own principles of keeping kingdom services low as against making it public.