Emir Of Ilorin Hosts Gamjites, Extols Sardauna’s Virtues

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The Emir of Ilorin, Alh Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, on Wednesday, extolled the virtues of the late premier of northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello.

The paramount ruler said Sardauna lived and died for the north, adding that the late premier laid solid foundation for the development of entire northern region.

Sulu- Gambari spoke while playing host to the executives and leaders of Gamji Members Association (GAMA)- the association that is committed to the promotion of the ideals of Sardauna, in his palace in Ilorin, Kwara State.

“Sardauna died for northern people. He died so that we can live. He lived a life of dedication to the service of the north,” the Emir added.

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He went down the memory lane on the formation of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) where he served as the pioneer chairman.

He prayed and give his blessings to members of GAMA, commending their commitment to a noble ideal.

Earlier, the president general of GAMA in Kwara State, Alh Mohammed Tunde Akanbi, noted that the Emir, by his words and deeds exemplified what the late Sardauna stood for.

Akanbi expressed delight that Ilorin Emirate and Kwara State have witnessed unprecedented development under the reign of the Emir.

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He added:” His royal Highness, Maimartaba Sarki Ilory is playing a stabilizing role in the state. The latest of some of the notable achievements recorded so far under our royal father’s reign is the renaming of Ilorin International Airport after the late General Babatunde Idiagbon.

“The Emir never discriminated against any person or group. Just like the Sardauna, His Royal Higness always preaches peace and love amongst his subjects.”

The GAMA president general intimated the Emir about the 9- point agenda of his executive.

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In a brief remark, a university don and chairman, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) in the state, Dr Ghali Alaaya, prayed for the Emir, and noted that:” The
Emir’s is desirous of development for all his people ”

Other members of GAMA delegation included a fellow of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, Alh Saadu Salahu, the secretary of the association, Alh Abdullahi Yusuf, director of publicity,Alh Abdullahi Olesin and treasurer, Alh Malik Olokoto.

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