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Durbar Committee hails Emir of Ilorin’s choice as Muhammad Kamalud-deen Varsity’s Chancellor



HRH Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari CFR

The Ilorin Emirate Durbar Committee has congratulated the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, on his appointment as the Chancellor of Muhammad Kamalud-deen University, Ilorin.

The committee described the choice of the revered monarch as the pioneer chancellor of the new faith-based institution as apt and timely in view of the avalanche of experience of Dr Sulu-Gambari as chancellor of many universities in the country.

In a statement issued in Ilorin, the Chairman, Ilorin Emirate Durbar Committee, Engr Suleiman Yahaya Oba Alapansanpa, said his committee received with utmost delight the appointment of the foremost traditional ruler, expressing optimism that the institution, named after the renowned Muslim Preacher, Sheikh Muhammad Habeebullahi Kamalud-deen Al-Adabby, would help in moulding and shaping its prospective students for greater future.

The statement explained that the contributions of the Emir of Ilorin to educational development in the Emirate, among other attainments, could not be estimated, adding that his installation scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) as the pioneer chancellor of the faith-based institution could not have come at a better time than now.

The committee said the monarch etched his footprints at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State and Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State where he previously served as chancellor and Bayero University, Kano where is presently serving in the same capacity.

Recalling the impact of Sheikh Muhammad Kamalud-deen Al-Adabby in Islamic preaching and expansion of frontiers of knowledge, the committee said it is convinced beyond any doubt that the new private varsity is designed to be a hub of tertiary education including teaching, research and community development for which ivory is founded globally.

“Our committee received with gladness and utmost pleasure the choice of our royal father, Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, CFR, as the Pioneer Chancellor of Muhammad Kamalud-deen University, Ilorin.

“Though we are not surprised that the authorities of the university resolved to appoint our foremost traditional ruler owing to his avalanche of experience as chancellor of many universities in the country, our belief is that Muhammad Kamalud-deen University would no doubt change the narrative for good and become one of the leading universities in the country soon”, Alapansanpa said on behalf of Ilorin Emirate Durbar Committee in the statement.

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