The remains of the late member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Kazeem Ademola Alimi, who died on Tuesday July 18, have been buried on Wednesday, July 19, amid tears, in accordance to Islamic rites.
Prayers for the deceased, who celebrated his 50th birthday on July 3rd was led by the Chairman Council Imams of Eti Osa, Afinni Yusuf, at the Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the burial took place.
The burial ceremony was attended by the deceased’s colleagues in the Assembly, politicians, representatives of royal fathers, where a quick reminder was given to all those present of the need for everyone to see death as being inevitable and to do good at all times.
The body of the deceased was lowered into the grave at exactly 2:32pm.
Yusuff reminded everyone of the indispensability of death, while also using the occasion as an opportunity to pray for peace in the family of the deceased, Lagos State and in the country.
“Death is a necessary end and nothing happens without the knowledge of God,” he said, while praying for God’s protection for the wife and the children of the deceased,” he said.
The wife of the late lawmaker, Alhaja Adijat Modupe Alimi, described the death of her husband as painful, while expressing gratitude to God for a life well spent.
Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, who led other lawmakers to the burial, prayed that such a loss would not occur in the assembly again.
Alimi, who represented Eti Osa State Constituency 1 in the Assembly died on Tuesday July 18th 2017, two weeks after his 50th birthday after brief illness.