Ilorin shutdown for Emir of Kano
Mammoth crowd on Thursday stormed the Ilorin International airport to welcome the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, who is on a 3-day official visit to the acient Emirate city.
Some dignitaries from the palace of the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari and notable sons of Ilorin were at the airport to meet with him.
The Emir who landed at the airport at exactly 1:45pm in company of some traditional chiefs was given arousing welcome as he decended from his flight.
Cultural dancers, drummers also found their way into the airport to welcome the royal majesty with sounds of drums and songs renting the air.
Our correspondent also observed that many commercial tricycle riders conveying several residents stormed the Ilorin international airport to receive the royal majesty.
Several horse riders dressed in beautiful regalia were seen waiting for the Emir at the General hospital area with many residents and commuters stoping to watch them as it were the usual scene during the yearly Dubar celebration.
Security personnels from the Nigeria police force, DSS, NSCDC, and even the local vigilante officers were mobilized into the streets and inside the airport to ensure maintenance of law and order.
Officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, were also placed at strategic locations at Ilorin General hospital to Sawmill road and down to the airport road, to ensure free flow of traffic.
Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero who is on a 3-day official visit will tomorrow be paying a courtesy call to the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.
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