By Steve Oni, Ilorin
The newly elected President of the umbrella body of all socio – cultural organisations in Ilorin Emirate, the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), Ambassador Sheik AbdulAzeez Uthman, has declared that his administration would be development-driven.
Uthman, who spoke after the inauguration of the new executives of the union in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, said, Ilorin, more than ever before needed development and expansion of its infrastructure as the town grows daily.
He said his team would work together with all stakeholders, including government at all levels, in its avowed determination to attract development to Ilorin Emirate.
While pledging to be fair to all manner of people in the discharge of his duties, Uthman said effective service delivery, financial prudence, transparency and accountability would be the hallmark of his administration.
The IEDPU President said: “We shall at all time follow due process, the laid down rules and regulations in running the affairs of our great union.
“We shall make deliberate efforts to unite our people and carry everyone along in our efforts to attract the desired development to our Emirate. We shall also do everything humanly possible to safeguard the much-cherished peace and harmony which Ilorin is known for and as well ensure that Ilorin continues to be relevant in the national scene.”
He praised his predecessor, Alhaji AbdulHamid Adi, and his team for taking IEDPU to an enviable height, promising to build upon their legacies.
In a brief remark, the out gone IEDPU President, Alhaji AbdulHamid Adi thanked God that the convention that brought in the new executives was peaceful.
He advised the new executives of the union to manage the resources of the union well and wished them God’s guidance and protection.
The oath of office was administered on the new executives by Barr. Abdul Oba.
Other members of the new executive are Vice President, Alh. Y. O. Ahmed, Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Afunku,Treasurer, Alhaji Mohammed Sebutu, Financial Secretary, Alhaji Mohammed Alao, Social Secretary, Alhaji Nurudeen Ibrahim, Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Moshood Amuda, Auditor, Alhaji Jimoh Okeoyi and Legal Adviser, Barr. Abdulrasheed Yusuf.
By Steve Oni, Ilorin