The National Chief Imam of Ghana, Sheikh Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu today April 23, 2019, turns 100.
Referred to us the “Man of Peace” the National Chief Imam was born on 23 April 1919 at Old Fadama.
His ancestors are of pure Hausa ethnicity from Northern Nigeria. Most members of present-day Hausa communities in Ghana trace their ancestry to Hausa traders in Cola nut and livestock who established communities in Dagbon, Gonja, Nkoranza, Ashanti and other places.
His ancestors, however, were not traders. The British in the 1900 Asante War of Resistance led by Yaa Asantewaa relied heavily on local West African soldiers to fight on their behalf. Hausa and Senegalese fighters were recruited to hunt and confiscate the Golden Stool of the Ashanti people.
Special prayers for long life, good health and prosperity was said for His Eminence at the residence on Friday 19th April, the statement said.
The Chief Imam was at the Christ the King Catholic church on April 21, 2019.
He is expected to hold a lecture today to commemorate his 100th birthday at the Movenpick hotel in Accra.