From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari
As the Emir of Ilorin, Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari celebrates his 81 year birthday, the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has commended the royal father for his pivotal role in ensuring peaceful co-existence in the North Central Zone of Nigeria describing his impact as worthy of emulation.
Bello in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Mohammed, extended his warm felicitation to the Emir of Ilorin Emirate and Chairman of the Kwara state Traditional Council, describing the Royal father as a symbol of unity in Nigeria.
Governor Bello asserted that the traditional ruler has continued to play a pivotal role in ensuring peaceful co existence within the State and by extension the North Central geo- political zone.
He noted that the Emir’s love for his people has remained evergreen as he continues to stand tall as one of the many Royal Fathers in the country who have exhibited a progressive ideology and have lived same even as a critical stakeholder of our society.
The governor noted that Ilorin holds an esteem position in the history of Kogi State serving as it’s capital for years before it was carved out from it hence as a government and a people it was in order to share in the joy of the highly revered traditional ruler
Governor Bello opined that the royal father who was a retired Justice of the Appeal Court remained an inspiration to many who desired selfless service to their people while he prayed for God to keep him longer in good health to enable him to continue to play his fatherly role