- President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari
- Buhari saluted the Emir who will be clocking 78 on Sunday, April 22
- The president prayed that the almighty God would grant the traditional ruler good health and wisdom to keep serving the country
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, on his 78th birthday, which is slated for April 22.
President Buhari’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement issued by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday, April 21, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com notes that the president joined the indigenes of Kwara, the historic Ilorin Emirate and all associates of the Emir in celebrating the septuagenarian.
He noted that the Emir’s reign on the throne had ushered in an era of peace, development and prosperity for his people.
According to the president, the Emir’s leadership style has translated into remarkable development strides by promoting the values of good education, harmonious living, tolerance for divergence and the power of collective, progressive investments.
President Buhari re-affirmed that the Emir of Ilorin contributed tremendously to the development of Nigeria, starting out early as a lawyer and later a jurist, and regularly providing wise counsel to leaders.
The President believes that the Emir of Ilorin’s love for learning and advocacy for good education in the country would always stand him out, especially his experience while serving as chancellor to several Nigerian universities.
President Buhari prayed that the almighty God would grant the traditional ruler, who is also the chairman of the Kwara State Council of Traditional Rulers, long life, good health and wisdom to keep serving the country.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Emir of Ilorin, Dr Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, said that traditional rulers would continue to rally support for President Muhammadu Buhari for the success of his administration, because he is a man worthy of trust.
Gambari stated this when the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, paid him a courtesy visit in his palace in company of six other ministers.
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