Buhari, Saraki, AbdulRazaq felicitate Emir of Ilorin at 81, Saliu Mustapha, others present as Emirate students launch book on Ilorin Emir

Buhari, Saraki, AbdulRazaq felicitate Emir of Ilorin at 81

President Muhammadu Buhari, former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq have felicitated with the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman of Kwara State Traditional Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, on the occasion of his 81st birthday.

President Buhari, in a statement released by his spokesperson, Femi Adeshina, congratulated the royal father on the auspicious occasion of another anniversary, appreciating the noble and highly commendable roles he played as a former Justice of the Appeal Court, Judge of the High Court, administrator, community developer, and foremost nationalist.

President Buhari prayed for longer life and good health for the royal father, who has contributed greatly to the development of sports in Nigeria.

In the same vein, the former Senate President and Waziri of Ilorin Emirate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki greeted the monarch.

“Happy 81st Birthday to His Royal Highness, Mai Martaba, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the Emir of Ilorin,” a statement by his Press Officer on Home Matters, Abdulqadir Abdulganiyu said. “Sir, I pray that as you celebrate another year, Almighty Allah (SWT) will continue to bless you with good health, continued grace, and strength in all your endeavors.”

For his part, the Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq felicitated the foremost traditional ruler.

The Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye quoted him as saying, “I join the whole of the emirate and the people of Kwara State as a whole to thank the Almighty Allah for His enduring mercies on His Royal Highness over the years, including giving him the good health and wisdom to excellently discharge his royal duties.

“On behalf of the people and government of Kwara State, I commend the Emir of Ilorin for his commitment to peace, his love for his subjects and deliberate efforts to strategically position them for greater heights, and his constant pursuit of socioeconomic and political growth and development for the state over the years. I pray the Almighty Allah to grant His Royal Highness more rewarding years ahead in good health.”

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