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Emir Sulu-Gambari receives 2021 annual durbar reportThe Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari CFR, has received the 2021 Ilorin Annual Durbar festival reports from its committee.

ROYAL NEWS gathered that the monarch further confirmed that the festival is among other things aimed at reinvigorating the culture and the tradition of the people of Ilorin Emirate.

The emir spoke at his Palace when he received Ilorin Emirate Durbar Committee led by it’s Chairman, Engr Suleiman Yahaya Alapansanpa.

Alhaji Sulu Gambari who commended members of the Durbar Committee for making him proud before, during and after the event, expressed satisfaction with the way and manner the event was organised devoid of ranchor and breach of peace.

“Activities such as Durbar will further reunite the citizens of the Emirate irrespective of their differences while it will also give the people particularly those in diaspora the urge to come home and fratanise with their kingsmen”, he added.

The monarch urged the Committee to commence early preparations against the 2022 durbar event and equally enjoined them particularly historians in their midst to set aside funds for an Islamic museum in the palace where research work can be carried out.

He appealed to the youths in the Emirate to shun all social vices and imbibe the culture that is being revived by the Durbar Committee so as to make them responsible citizens that would be recognized across the country and even beyond such as the likes of Late Babatunde Idiagbon, late Justice Mustapha Akanbi and the incumbent Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

The Emir appreciated the state governor, Mallam AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq, the government and the entire people of the state, traditional title holders in Ilorin Emirate, those that donated handsomely to the success of the event and the entire sons and daughters of the entire Emirate for ensuring a hitch free programme.

Earlier in his remarks, the chairman of the committee, Engr Alapansapa, who is also the Danmasani of Ilorin thanked the Emir for his full support for the Committee stressing that it was what gingered members to work round the clock for the success recorded.

He assured the Emir that work will commence early for next year’s Durbar and described the support he received from members, sons and daughters of the Emirate as very encouraging.

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