A stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Saliu Mustapha, has saluted intellectual sagacity and outstanding initiatives of the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, that had attracted development to the Ilorin Emirate in the last 25 years.

In a statement issued through his media aide to commemorate Emir of Ilorin’s 25th anniversary on the throne, Mallam Mustapha also lauded the courage of the Amir Ilory that engendered unity and peace in the ancient city and beyond.

According to him, in the last twenty five years, the ancient city of Ilorin has grown in leaps and bounds, describing the reign of the revered monarch as peaceful, development-driven and purposeful.

Mallam Mustapha noted that during the reign of the respected monarch, the ancient city of Ilorin had been transformed to modern political and socio-economic space, pledging his support to continue to identify with the traditional ruler, the people of Ilorin Emiratesl and Kwara State as a whole.

He commended the foremost traditional ruler of the Ilorin Emirate for ensuring that law and order prevails throughout the Emirate and identified with his contributions to the growth and development of the state in general.

He said, “Sir, your twenty five years on the throne has been of great reward to Nigeria, and it has been a huge blessings to the Ilorin Emirate in particular. It has been purposeful, development-driven, peaceful and thus, paving way for the establishment of higher institutions of learning, industries and as well as attracting would-be investors to the state. I join all our compatriots to congratulate you. I salute your courage and outstanding initiatives that have brought unity and peace to your domain and beyond. It is my prayer to the Almighty Allah that we will celebrate more beautiful years on the throne of your forefathers.

“Let me seize this opportunity to reassure you of my readiness to continue to contribute my quota to the growth and development of our beloved Ilorin Emirate and Kwara State in general. This, I have been demonstrating for a long time through my Non Governmental Organization, Saliu Mustapha Foundation, to alleviate the sufferings of our people and assist the indigents in our state. I appreciate your fatherly role and for giving me the opportunity to assist the people of the state. It is my prayer that Allah will grant you sound health, prosperity and many more years to continue your invaluable service to the people of Ilorin, Kwara State and the nation at large”.

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