I receive with shock the death on Wednesday of Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji Abdul Azeez Arisekola-Alao. The death is one too many not just for the Oyo State or the Nigerian Muslim community but to all lovers of peace, human liberty and shrewd business acumen.
Aare was a great humanist whose philanthropic gestures and humility were as legendary as they were infectious. As his background clearly showed, Arisekola is a role model for the beauty of hard work and human resilience.
My condolence goes to the immediate family, the government and people of Oyo state, the Muslim community and indeed to the Nigerian business community. May the Almighty Allah rest his soul and be with the family he left behind.
Muhammad Dele Belgore, SAN