• Turaki, Saliu Mustapha, Aluko, Shagaya, state lawmakers, cabinet members in Governor’s convoy

Eid-ul-Adha prayers are now getting underway at the Ilorin Central Praying Ground as Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq arrived in the company of leading lights of the administration, State and Federal lawmakers, title chiefs, and party chieftains.

After meandering through the traffic gridlock and a crowd of cheering people that are typical of the day, the Governor and his entourage — which comprises his brother and Mutawali of Ilorin Dr. Alimi AbdulRazaq — arrived the Eid in a white coaster bus at exactly 9.40am, welcomed by the large crowd and creme de la creme of the Ilorin Muslim community, including title holders of the community such as former President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki; former CJN Alfa Belgore; Zanna of Ilorin Engr Lanre Sagaya; Mufti of Ilorin Sheikh Suleiman Farouk Onikijipa; and many others.

On the entourage of the Governor are the Turaki of Ilorin and Senator representing Kwara Central Salihu Mustapha; House of Representatives members Ahmad Yinka Aluko and Mukhtar Shagaya; Kwara House of Assembly Leader Hon Magaji and his colleagues from the House; Chief of Staff to the Governor Prince Abdulkadir Mahe and other cabinet members; and several party leaders and chieftains.

The Governor is now seated at the Eid as the congregation awaits the arrival of the Chief Imam of Ilorin Sheikh Mohammad Bashir Soliu; and the royal train of the leader of the faithful Emir of Ilorin Dr. Ibrahim Sulu Gambari.

Rafiu Ajakaye
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
June 16, 2024