By Steve Oni, Ilorin
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Sunday congratulated the Emir of Ilorin Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari on his 24th coronation anniversary, praying God to grant him longer reign on the throne.
He also commended the Emir for his leadership and roles in ensuring peace in the Ilorin Emirate and Kwara State as a whole.
“On behalf of the people and Government of Kwara State, I felicitate with Mai Martaba Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari on the 24th anniversary of his coronation as the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman of the Kwara State Traditional Council,” AbdulRazaq said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Rafiu Ajakaye.
“I commend His Eminence for his commendable leadership of our traditional institution and his roles in ensuring enduring peace and harmony in the Ilorin Emirate and Kwara State in general. Our administration will continue to partner with this great institution to sustain this atmosphere of peace while also extending to it the necessary support to act out its role as the custodians of our people’s culture and traditions.
“I pray the Almighty Allah to grant Your Eminence longer reign in good health so that together we can see a greater Kwara where nobody is left behind as our administration opens a new chapter in the history of the state.”
Sulu-Gambari, a former Appeal Court Justice, officially came to the throne as the 11th Emir of Ilorin on 11th November, 1995 when he was turbaned.