29th February, 2020
MURIC MOURNS ABDUL SALAAM TUNDE ABBAS
A renowned leader of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Alhaji Abdul Salaam Tunde Abbas died in a Lagos hospital this morning after a protracted illness.
In a statement released by the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Saturday 29th February 2020, the late Tunde Abbas was described as a pious Muslim leader who dedicated his whole life to the service of Allah and humanity. The statement was signed by the director of the organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola.
“Barrister Abdul Salaam Tunde Abbas was a strong pillar of the MSSN and a former chairman of Lagos Area Unit of the students’ organisation. Not only that, he was a founding member of the Companion, an active member of the Muslim Professionals and the National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO). He also made his impact felt in the field of politics as he rose to become the chairman of Ejigbo Local Government during his lifetime.
“His strong Muslim background is attested to by the two erudite Islamic scholars left behind by him: Alhaji Femi Abbas, a fiery columnist and Professor Wole Abbas of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan.
“His departure from this world will leave a yawning lacuna in Islamdom. We commiserate with his noble family, friends and associates. But most of all, we condole the officials and members of the Companion, the Muslim Professionals, NACOMYO and MSSN.
“May Almighty Allah overlook his trespasses and repose his soul in Al-Jannah Firdaus.”
Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC