Contrary to information circulating in the social media about the appointment of a new Grand Chief of Imam of Lagos State, the Central Mosque Council has said a new Chief Imam has not been appointed.
The General Secretary of the Central Mosque, Alhaji Yahaya Abimbola, made the clarification in an interview with Daily Trust against information which went viral on WhatsApp that one Alhaji Muhammed Jamiu Oladimeji Ligali Nollah had been selected as the next Grand Chief Imam of Lagos State.
The seat of the Chief Imam became vacant following the death of the ninth Chief Imam, Alhaji Garuba Akinola Ibrahim on September 24.
The late Imam hailed from the Ibrahim Ankuri family of Isale Eko; one of the families entitled to hold the position of Chief Imam. There are two other families – Ligali and Onirankunmi – which are also entitled to the position.
Our correspondent gathered that a case is being made to include one Kosoko family in the list of families that have right of ascending the throne of Lagos Chief Imam.
The Secretary emphasized that the information flying around was not correct, adding that the process of appointing a new Chief Imam had started but not concluded.