The Chief Imam of Fagge Juma’at Mosque, Sheikh Nasir Muhammad Nasir, has died at age 87.
According to The PUNCH, the cleric died on Wednesday after a protracted illness.
The late Islamic scholar, popularly known as Limamin Waje, will be buried today according to Islamic rights at the Emir of Kano’s palace.
The deceased was turbaned as Wazirin Kano by the late Emir Ado Bayero but removed by former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Kwankwaso replaced him after citing security concerns, but Nasir refused to vacate the position.
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has condoled with the family, followers, and people of Kano.