OrderPaperToday– Following his recent victory at the Supreme Court against the federal government over allegations  of false asset declaration, Senate President, Bukola Saraki has been conferred a traditional title ‘Wazirin Ilorin’ by the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.

The conferment was done Sunday morning at a Special Thanksgiving Prayer Session organized by the Emirate.

It is worthy to note that his father, late Dr.  Olusola Saraki held the title until his demise in 2012.

Bukola is the Turakin Ilorin and now becomes the fourth  Waziri  Garin, succeeding his father.

While announcing  the elevation,  the Emir stated that the acknowledgment is as a result of Saraki’s passion for the development of not only the emirate but the whole of Kwara as well as his political exploits that have brought fame to the state, particularly Ilorin Emirate.

Sulu- Gambari said: We are excited by your political exploits because of late you have become the beautiful bride whom  politicians across the board are beckoning to be in their camps. This is a show of recognition of your worth and achievements as a politician. We are very proud of you.

“It is from here that we prayed for you to become governor,  it was here that we prayed for you to become senator and it was from here that we prayed for you to become Senate President and all these came to reality. Today we are also praying from here that God will elevate you beyond your present position.”

Responding, the Senate President said the elevation came to him as a surprise while praying for his deceased father.

Meanwhile, Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad has congratulated the Senate President on his conferment as the new Waziri Ngeri of the Ilorin Emirate.

A congratulatory message issued by the speaker’s Special Assistant on Media, Shuaib Abdulkadir described the chieftaincy title as a worthy one and well-deserved.
Ahmad said, without doubt, the Senate President’s recognition by the Emir of Ilorin as the 4th Waziri of the Emirate is a testimony of his overall contributions to the growth and development of the Ancient City.
He added that the conferment which was coming on the heels of his recent victory at the Supreme Court shows that Saraki’s leadership qualities is acknowledged by his people and others within and outside the shores of the country.
The Speaker appreciated the traditional ruler for deeming it worthy to confer the prestigious traditional title on Senator Bukola Saraki, noting that it would further spur the Senate President to do more, not only for Ilorin but the state as a whole.
According to him, “over the years, people have come to realise how much the Senate President endeared Ilorin to his heart. He holds the city’s progress in high esteem and has never failed to utilise everything within his reach for the growth and development of the Emirate”
“There is no doubt that he will live to his billing as an individual who always crave for community development. He has time without number offered himself for community services. Therefore, such prestigious traditional title will push him to do more for the Emirate.”
Ahmad prayed Allah in His infinite mercy to continue providing the wisdom required and wherewithal to enable the Senate President succeed in the new task of community development.

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