Sulu-Gambari, Saraki, Idiagbon, Others Inducted Into Ilorin Hall Of Fame

Date: 2015-12-28

The Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU) yesterday inducted 21 late and present heroes and heroines of Ilorin Emirate into its prestigious Hall of Fame.

A non-indigene and proprietor of the first private university in Kwara State, AlHikmah University, Alhaji AbdulRahim Oladimeji, was also inducted.

The award climaxed the week-long activities that marked the 50th Anniversary of the union's Annual National Conferences.

Those honoured posthumously included the 9th emir of Ilorin, the late Zulukarnaini Mohammed Gambari, first Mufti of Ilorin, the late Sheik Muhammad Kamamaldeen, and founder of Markaz School of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Agege, Lagos, the late Sheik Adam Abdullahi El-Ilori.

Others are the 3rd Waziri of Ilorin and late Second Republic Senate leader, Dr Abubakar Olusola Saraki, former chief of general staff, Supreme Headquarters, the late General Tunde Idiagabon, former minister of works and transport, the late General Abdulkareem Adisa, former governor of Kwara State, the late Rear Admiral Mohammed Lawal, among others.

Also inducted into IEDPUís Hall of Fame were two daughters of the emirate, Arc Halimat Tayo Alao, a former minister of environment and Hajiya Halimat Yusufa, former commissioner for education in the state.

Responding on behalf of the family of Abubakar Olusola Saraki, Alhaji Saka Onimago, the senior legislative assistant to the Senate president, said the award was the greatest honour that could be bestowed on any indigene of Ilorin Emirate.

He said the honour will stimulate the family to continue to contribute to the development of the emirate.

In his address at the ceremony, IEDPU president, Alhaji AbdulHamid Adi, said those singled out for the awards were honoured based on their contributions to the development of Ilorin Emirate to encourage others to do so.

He said the union in the last 50 years has recorded significant achievements particularly in the area of education having established no fewer than six secondary schools and ensured that peace and political stability reigned in the emirate.

He said the union would continue to honour those who have served the community meritoriously.

Source

 

 


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Akorede     Leke Ogungbe     Bamikole Omishore     Abdulhakeem Amao     Lawal Arinola Kudirat     Raliat Elelu-Habeeb     Oba Sulaiman Asude     NaAllah     Muyiwa Oladipo Kanu     Saka Isau     Is'haq Modibbo Kawu     Bashirat Bola Bello     Onilorin     Ramadan     Ilesha-Baruba-Gwanara     Yusuf Abdulwahab     Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq     Oladimeji Thompson     Jebba     Yeketi     NAWOJ     Buari Edun     Habeeb Saidu     Yusuf Abdulraheem     Valsolar Consortium     Taiwo Joseph     Ilofa     Abubakar Suleiman     Abdul-Rasheed Na 'Allah     Ahmed     Ladi Hassan     Olateju Lukman     Kwara Poly     Ayeni     Durosinlohun Atiku     Agbarere     Abdulfatai Baakini     Dele Belgore     Yahaya A Paniyaro     Abubakar Olusola Saraki     Kawu     Ilorin International Airport     Agboola Babatunde     Pius Abioje     Oniwa     Ibrahim Issa Jetti     Mahmud Babatunde Baker     Muideen Olaniyi Alalade     Niyi Osundare     Oyun     Riskat Opakunle     Moshood Bakare     Akume     Olayinka Olaogun     Ahman Patigi     George Innih     Apaokagi     Umar Sanda Yusuf     Bilikisu Oniyangi     Saka Asiat Ayinke     Alabi Lawal     Musa Ayinla Yeketi     Kwara Restoration Project     Musa Abdullahi     Muslim Media Watch Group Of Nigeria     Offa     Women For Change And Development Initiative     Abdulmajeed Wahab     Ogbondoroko     Abdulrazaq Magaji     Kudirat Arinola Lawal     AbdulRauf Keji     Kwara Polytechnic     Sabi     Ola Falade     Haliru Dantoro     Iyiola Oyedepo