The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari has conferred the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki with the traditional tittle of ‘Waziri of Ilorin’.
The position of Waziri had been vacant since seven years ago after the demise of late Abubakar Olusola Saraki, the third Waziri of Ilorin who died in November, 2012.
With this elevation of the Senate President to the iconic traditional tittle of the Ilorin Emirate, Dr Bukola Saraki has gloriously stepped into the shoes of his late father who was the immediate past Waziri of Ilorin.
The Emir of Ilorin made the announcement today (Sunday July 22, 2018) shortly after a thanksgiving prayer jointly organised by all 19 First Class traditional rulers in Kwara under the chairmanship of the Emir of Ilorin held at the Emir Place, Ilorin.
The prayers was attended by Senator Dino Melaye, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim and some top politicians, leading legal practitioners in the state and beyond, religious leaders among others.