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.