The Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union(IEDPU),the umbrella socio-cultural organization of the people of Ilorin and its environs, has appointed a retired Banker and seasoned financial technocrat, Alhaji Yahaya O.Ahmed,as her Ag.National President.
The development was the highlight of the 53rd Annual National Conference of the Union, which held at Afon,the Headquarters of Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State on Wednesday (December 26,2018).
A statement signed by the National Secretary of the Union,Prof.A.S.Mohammed,said that the appointment of Alhaji Yahaya,was sequel to the resignation of the erstwhile President of the Union,Ambassador Sheikh-Usman AbdulAzeez(fwc),who willingly stepped-aside from the office following his recent nomination as a Member of the National Assembly Commission.
The conference,according to the statement, also eventuated in the emergence of Mallam Abubakar Sidiq Imam as the new National Publicity of the Union to fill the position, which has been vacant since March,2018.
The Union,in the statement paid glowing tributes to Ambassador Usman for his high integrity,uncommon maturity and the quality services he rendered the Emirate before and,most especially, throughout his tenure, which was described as very significant, purposeful, impactful and historic.
The statement wished the retired Diplomat successes in his future endeavours as it urged the generality of the people and residents of Ilorin Emirate to continue to cooperate with the Union in her relentless efforts at catalyzing the all-round development of the community.