The Islamic scholar and preacher, Sheikh Sulaiman Faruq Onikijipa has been named the Grand Mufti of Ilorin Emirate,
Onikijipa was appointmented by the Emir of Ilorin, His Royal Highness Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari at the mini Durbar organised in his palace on Thursday.
Faruq Onikijipa become fourth Mufti of Ilorin, Sheikh Sulaiman Faruq Onikijipa popularly known as Al-Miskeen Billahi has became foremost Islamic scholar in Nigeria and proprietor of Al-Amani Arabic and Islamic School in Lagos State.
Faruq Onikijipa was born and hails from Ilorin, the ancestral city of Alimi.
By the appointment, he becomes the fourth Grand Mufti of Ilorin.
The role was last held by the late Sheikh Safiyullahi Kamaldeen el-Adabiy, son of late Sheikh Muhammad Kamaldeen el-Adabiy, who was also the first Grand Mufti of Ilorin.