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Emir of Ilorin approves 2022 grand Durbar, commends committee

By Emmanuel Kehinde, Ilorin

The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Traditional Council of Oba’s and Chiefs, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari has commended the Chairman and members of the Ilorin Emirate Durbar committee for their efforts in sustaining Durbar celebrations in the emirate.

The Emir also gave the committee the go ahead to commence the organization of this year’s durbar activities which will hold on the second day of the Ileya festival.

Alhaji Sulu Gambari made these remarks on Monday at his palace when members of the committee led by its chairman, Engineer Suleiman Yahaya Alapansapa, who is also the Danmasani of Ilorin, paid him a courtesy call in his palace.

According to him, he was impressed with the workings of the committee since the membership was constituted and enjoined them not to derail in their main assignment of bringing the people of the emirate under one united umbrella.

The royal father reiterated his call for love and oneness among the citizens and used the occasion to praise a one time Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Shehu Gafar for elevating most indigenes of the Ilorin Emirate while he was in service.

Responding on behalf of the durbar committee, it’s chairman, Engineer Yahaya Alapansapa, Danmasani of Ilorin thanked the emir for the confidence he has reposed on the committee and assured him of sustaining the set objectives of the festival.

Engineer Alapansapa, therefore, appealed to all sons and daughters of the emirate and friends of the community to contribute meaningfully and attend the event.

Meanwhile, members of the committee have begun daily meetings for the success of the festival.

Edited by Felix Ajide