Bawumia Eulogises Chief Imam On His 104th Birthday
Dr, Mahamudu Bawumia, the vice president of the Republic of Ghana has praised and honoured Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, the senior cleric of Muslims in Ghana.
Today, April 23, 2023, marks the 104th birthday of the religious leader.
Dr. Bawumia eulogized the cleric during the Eid-al Fitr celebration at the Black Star Square on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
The vice president referred to Sheikh Osmanu as a blessing to Ghana and beyond about the great strides the Chief Imam has made in terms of maintaining peace in Ghana.
“For our grandfather, Sheikh Osmanu Sharubutu to be with us for 104 years, It’s a special grace from the Almighty Allah. The life of Sheikh Osmanu Sharubutu has been a great blessing to our nation and beyond. What he has done for this country in terms of peace and harmony and tolerance is incalculable and we just thank Allah for him.
“As our Imam and leader, he symbolizes the way we are admonished to live as Muslims: peaceful, kind, humble, honest and selfless,” Dr. Bawumia said about the Sheikh.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia also added, “As a national icon, the Chief Imam commands the respect of everyone across the political and religious divide because of what he represents and his deep appreciation and tolerance for diversity. He has become a great symbol and tool of religious tolerance in Ghana. Reaching out to both his Christian peers and leaders of other Islamic sects in Ghana.
“Personally, the Chief Imam has been a guide and an inspirer. Mallam is indeed God’s gift to all of us. On this special occasion of his 104th birthday, I wish him a good many years and good health.”