The family spokesman, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmed, who confirmed the death to News Agency of Nigeria, said that their father died after a prolong sickness. Ahmed said that the deceased had been the chief Imam of Katsina for the past 41 years. He disclosed that the deceased left behind four wives, 27 children and several grandchildren.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday sent his condolences to the government and people of Katsina State on the death of the Chief Imam of Katsina Juma’at Mosque, Liman Lawal.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said he joined the Katsina Emirate, the immediate and extended family of the cleric, his associates and all Muslims in the state in mourning the religious leader, who he said spent his days praying and teaching values and precepts of the Quran.
“The President believes Malam Liman, who passed on at the age of 95 years, lived a pious, worthy and highly recommendable life that will be remembered by posterity, urging all Muslims in the state to immortalise him by living the virtues of love, peace, and neighbourliness he lived and propagated.
“President Buhari prays that Allah would grant the soul of the departed good rest, and comfort his family,” the statement read.