Late Grandpa was truly a religious man, a devoted Muslim and member of the Jama-at-ul Islamiyya of Nigeria. “The Jama-at-ul Islamiyya of Nigeria formerly known as Islamic Society of Nigeria was founded by its first leader Alhaji L.B Agusto on the 1 st March, 1924. But the history of Jama-at-ul Islamiyya of Nigeria cannot be written without reference to the part played by some individuals in its establishment, growth and nurture to its present stage of Life. Late Grandpa was one of the individuals who joined to nurture the growth of Jamat-at-ul Islammiyya and was one of the first 50 members of the society.
Indeed the need to have a mosque of its own was strongly felt by all the members of the Jamaat Society at the time and consequently they set up a high powered Building Land Committee on the 26th December, 1943 made up of:
- Bros L.B. Agusto (Chairman)
- H.A. Subair
- S.O. Gbadamosi
- B.M. Hanidu and
- A.K. Laguda
Their primary assignment was to look for and buy land for the proposed Mosque. After extensive search for almost 2 years, the committee was able to recommend to the Jamaat to purchase a single-storey dwelling house at 109 Tokunboh Street, Lagos. Late Grandpa was therefore an active member of the Jamaat and a dedicated Muslim who participated in all the activities of the Jamaat society till his death in 1948 and till date some of his children are still members of Jamaat, 69 years after his death, the hallmark of a good father.