Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, Senator Ibikunle Amosun are some of the dignitaries expected Sunday, February 13, at the inauguration and turbaning ceremony of Sheik Muhammad Salis Alao Adenekan as the Grand Caliph of Tijaniyyah for Yoruba Land, Edo & Delta States.
A statement from the Director-General, Press and Media Affairs of the faith-based organization, Barr. O. A. Lawal, informed that, the largest Faith-based Organization in Nigeria, Faedah Tijaniyyah, under the leadership of His Eminence Fadhilat Sheikh Muhammad Mahi Ibrahim Niass from Senegal, has concluded arrangements for the Inauguration and Turbaning ceremony slated for Obasanjo Presidential Library Main Auditorium (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital by 11 a.m. prompt.
Before his appointment as Grand Caliph of Yoruba Land, Edo and Delta States, Sheikh Salis Alao Adenekan was the Grand Caliph of Ogun State, and President General for the Grand Assembly of Faedah Tijaniyyah Wa Ibrahimiyah of Yoruba Land, Edo & Delta States. He also doubles as the founder of Zumuratul Mubarakah wa Faedah Tijaniyyah Al Ibrahimiyah (ZUMFAT International), a prayer group within the Tijaniyyah movement.
The event will be chaired by Chief Rafiu Ebiti, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of Summit University, Offa, Kwara State.
Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo (GCFR) will grace the occasion as Principal Guest of Honour while the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun (MFR) remains the Special Guest of honour and Chief Host of the historic event.
The Distinguished Guest of Honour is Senator Ibikunle Amosun, former Governor of Ogun State, while His Royal Majesty, Sultan M. A. Ola Yusuf, FCA,FCCA, the Baba Adeen Faedatu Tijaniyyah of Nigeria is the host.
The Guest Speaker is the Grand Mufti of Ilorin, Kwara State, Fadhilat Sheikh Dr. Sulaiman Faruoq Onikijipa (Al- Miskinu Billah).
The monumental event promises to be remarkable as it gathers all the Caliphs and leaders of Faedat Tijaniyyah in all South-western States, Edo and Delta States inclusive. Equally, a good number of religious leaders across the country and all the crème de la crème in the society have given their commitments to grace the lifetime event.