‘Alhaji Waheed Atinuke Gave Iseyin Social Popularity in The 80s’ – Sheik Muhideen Ajani Bello
A popular Muslim cleric, Sheik Muhideen Ajani Bello has extolled the life and time of late Alhaji Waheed Atinuke as full of fulfillment in the ways of God.
He said the late businessman used his wealth and exposure to contribute to the popularity of the ancient Iseyin town in the 70s and 80s, as he gave succor to musicians and entertainers.
These and many more were said at the eight days fidau programme organized for the departed businessman, Alhaji Waheed Ajadi Atinuke who died on Tuesday 7th November, 2023 after a brief illness.
The fidau programme held at the Queen’s Event Center, Awaye Road, Oja-Agbe, Iseyin on Wednesday.
The preacher hinted that he got to know the deceased through his philanthropic acts and friends that have also contributed to the growth of Islam, which reflected in the ways many Islamic organizations honored him while alive.
“Alhaji Atinuke waheed was a very good man his life time, his to his family, neighbors, friends and his community at large.
“The deceased was a trustworthy and a man that loved transparency, he use a good life while he was alive, which is why people like the late Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister waxed records in the late 70s to praise him and Iseyin, the community that produced him.
“We all are strangers in this life, if you live your life without the will of God, your punishment will be more than your enjoyment in the hereafter, that is why I charge you to emulate the lives of those that dedicate all they have to God,” he sermonized.
Present at the occasion was the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Sefiu Olawale Oyebola, Adeyeri 111, the former honorable representing Iseyin,Itesiwaju, Kajola and Iwajowa, Hon. Shina Peller, a close ally of the late Wahee Atinuke, Alhaji Jelili Animashaun (popular called Al-hujaj), the Chief Imam of Iseyinland, Sheik Abdul-Akeem Olajori, traditional Chiefs and representatives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
In her words, one of the deceased’s children, Mrs Aminat Atinuke, said her father was a disciplined and hardworking man while alive.
She added that he did encouraged his children to also work hard and took good care of them all.