The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu on April 23, 2019 celebrated his 100th birthday with leaders of the various religious groups congratulating him for the successes chalked under his watch.
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Leading figures in politics, academia and religion could not
help but extend their felicitations to the man who has always stood for
religious tolerance and peace in the country he indicates is an important
ingredient for development.
MyNewsGh.com has however intercepted an image of the Chief Imam as a young man and wishes to share with its readers as he marks his centenary celebrations.
The Chief Imam was already 74 when he was handed the
position of the National Chief Imam in 1993 putting him in the limelight.
Dr. Sharubutu was born in Old Fadama in April 23, 1919. His ancestors are of 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 thriving communities in Dagbon, Gonja, Nkoranza and Ashanti.
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His ancestors however, were not traders. The British in the
1900 Asante War of Resistance led by Yaa Asantewaa relied on local West African
mercenaries to fight on their behalf. Hausa and Senegalese soldiers were
recruited to hunt and confiscate the Golden Stool of the Ashanti kingdom. After
the war, the Senegalese soldiers settled in Cape Coast whiles the Hausa
soldiers settled around 37 Military Hospital.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2019
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