Saraki Conferred with ‘Wazirin Garin Ilorin’ Chieftaincy Title


Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari has honoured the Senate President – Bukola Saraki, with a Chieftaincy title of Waziri Garin Ilorin.

The Senate President, by virtue of this position, is the traditional Prime Minister of the Ilorin emirate.

Saraki, who is also Turakin Ilorin, becomes the fourth Waziri Garin Ilorin, succeeding his father, the late Olusola Saraki, who held the title until his death in 2012.

Emir Gambari, who is also the chairman of the Kwara State Traditional Council, announced Saraki’s elevation at the end of a special prayer organised by the Emir over the recent victory of Saraki at the Supreme Court.

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“We are excited by your political exploits because of late you have become the beautiful bride whom politicians across the board are beckoning to be in their camps,” he said.

“This is a show of recognition of your worth and achievements as a politician. We are very proud of you.

“It is from here that we prayed for you to become governor, it was here that we prayed for you to become senator and it was from here that we prayed for you to become Senate President and all these came to reality.

“Today we are also praying from here that God will elevate you beyond your present position” he further stated.