The eight-day prayer for the late mother of Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, Saratu, was held on Tuesday in Ilesa with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in attendance.
Delivering a sermon at the prayer session, Dr Taofeeq Abdulhammed, the Chief Imam of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, said the deceased lived a good life worthy of emulation.
Abdulhammed, who noted that life has a beginning and an end, urged all humans to live their life in the fear of God.
The cleric also urged those in power to see their position as a privilege and a call to serve humanity.
Abdulhammed further prayed for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Dignitaries at the event included Governors Akinwumi Ambode (Lagos State), Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti State), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo State), Abiola Ajimobi(Oyo State), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna State) and Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara).
Others were the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Lasun Yusuf, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, former interim National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande and Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
The governor’s mother, who died on Aug. 1, was aged 84 years.