Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed and the Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Ali Ahmad has applauded the elevation of the Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki from the Turaki of Ilorin to Waziri of Ilorin by the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari.
Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, said the elevation is well-deserved considering the contributions of the Senate President to the development of the Emirate in particular and the entire state at large.
According to the governor, “the announcement of the elevation to the prestigious title of Waziri Ngeri by the Mai martaba Al Ilory, Alhaji, Dr Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, OON, was a pleasant but fitting surprise to cap our joy over the exoneration by the Supreme Court from the Code of Conduct Tribunal trial”.
“It is fitting that you have stepped into the traditional shoes of your father and our great mentor, Dr Abubakar Olusola Saraki. The time is apt, the occasion is unique and your profile is most fitting for this honour”, governor Ahmed said.
The governor observed that the elevation would no doubt serve as morale booster for the Senate President to continue to do more for the emirate and the entire state.
Dr Ahmed therefore, enjoined the new Waziri Ngeri of Ilorin not to relent in his oars to attract developments and growth to the state and empowerment for its people.
The governor prayed God to guide the new Waziri Ngeri and grant him wisdom to pilot the affairs of the new traditional office.
Also in a separate message, Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad has congratulated the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on his conferment as the new Waziri Ngeri of the Ilorin Emirate by his Royal Highness, Dr. Ibrahim Sulu Gambari.
In the congratulatory message issued by the speaker’s Special Assistant on Media, Shuaib Abdulkadir describing the chieftaincy title as a worthy one and well-deserved, Ahmad said, without doubt, the Senate President’s recognition by the Emir of Ilorin as the 4th Waziri of the Emirate is a testimony of his overall contributions to the growth and development of the Ancient City.
He added that the conferment which was coming on the heels of his recent victory at the Supreme Court shows that Saraki’s leadership qualities is acknowledged by his people and others within and outside the shores of the country.
The Speaker appreciated the traditional ruler for deeming it worthy to confer the prestigious traditional title on Senator Bukola Saraki, noting that it would further spur the Senate President to do more, not only for Ilorin but the state as a whole.
According to him, “over the years, people have come to realize how much the Senate President endeared Ilorin to his heart. He holds the city’s progress in high esteem and has never failed to utilize everything within his reach for the growth and development of the Emirate”
“There is no doubt that he will live to his billing as an individual who always crave for community development. He has time without number offered himself for community services. Therefore, such a prestigious traditional title will push him to do more for the Emirate.”
Ahmad prayed Allah in His Infinite mercy to continue providing the wisdom required and wherewithal to enable the Senate President succeed in the new task of community development.
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