Engr. Yusuf Lanre Sagaya OFR, FNSE
The Chairman of the Occasion and Zanna of Ilorin, Engr. Yusuf Lanre Sagaya, commended the Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, for providing enabling atmosphere for the peaceful host of the 10th Annual Usmanu Danfodiyo week in Ilorin.
Sagaya stated this on Saturday while delivering his remarks shortly before the commencement of a special lecture titled: “Paradise, the above of every beliver” delivered by Sheikh Fariq Naik and “the concept of God in major world religions” delivered by Dr. Zakir Naik.
“However, with all the arrangements, the lecture will go beyond this vicinity and go viral to reach all intended audience across the globe. May Allah reward you and grant all of us the benefit of this occasion”, he said.
ROYAL NEWS reports that the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Mai-Martaba Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, Emirs of Lafiagi, Shonga and Tsaragi, Olusin of Isanlu Isin, the Grand Khadi of Kwara State Shariah Court of Appeal, Justice Abdullateef Kamaldeen, JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Group Managing Director/CEO of KAM Holding Limited, Dr. Kamoru Yusuf MON as well as other traditional rulers and titles holders were at the event.
The Chairman further noted that, “It is a great honour for me to given the privilege and opportunity to be the chairman of today’s special occasion of the 10th annual Usmanu Danfodiyo lecture in the ancient Islamic city of Ilorin, the capital city of Kwara State.
Engr. Yusuf Lanre Sagaya OFR, FNSE paying homage to the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III CFR and the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari CFR shortly after Special Jumat Prayer on 3rd November 2023. PHOTO CREDIT: ROYAL NEWS ONLINE
“It is equally a great honour for us for His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III CFR to host the lecture here in Ilorin?, considering the historical connection between Ilorin Emirate and Sokoto Caliphate and also the personal influence of Ilorin on the Sultan who served a good part of his military life in the 80s in Ilorin.”
Engr. Sagaya said: “Thank you Your Eminence, Allah (SWT) will continue to bless you and reward your efforts on the propagation of Islam. I thank my father, the Emir of Ilorin for facilitating the programme through the efficient local organising committee headed by my brother, Engr. Abubakar Aduragba with other committed members.
“I also appreciate the support of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq CON, for the release of this hall for the event. I know that the guest lecturer, Dr. Zakir Naik, would have preferred an open field considering the turn out at his previous lectures, but in the wisdom of the organising committee, considering the convenience and security control, more so, when the lecture will be streamed live of social media, as you can see outside the hall is prepared for more crown.”
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