The Vice-Chancellor of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Professor Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi SAN, has felicitated with the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Sulu Gambari on the occasion of his 80th birthday .
Professor Akanbi described the Emir, as an excellent leader, a foremost jurist and a celebrated legal icon who exemplifies culture of modesty, transparency and sincerity of purpose in piloting the affairs of the Emirate and its environs.
The Vice-Chancellor also congratulated the Emir over the commencement of 2020 Ramadan fast, and urged Nigerians to use the period to offer prayers fervently to God for the eradication of the coronavirus from Nigeria and the world at large.
The Vice-Chancellor said the Emir of Ilorin, His Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Zulu Gambari, who is also the Chairman of the Kwara State Traditional Council of Chiefs, has been demonstrating uncommon excellent persuasion abilities and peace building behaviour to make the Emirate habitable to all residents in the state capital and beyond.
He explained that his unique leadership style and uncommon disposition to issues affecting the Emirate has placed him high among the comity of traditional rulers in the country.
Prof. Akanbi particularly lauded the brilliant initiative and swift response of His Royal Highness to the lingering Covid 19 pandemic, through the constitution of a committee that oversees the collection and distribution of resources for the needy in the society, to cushion the effect of the ongoing lockdown.
He explained further that Corona Virus pandemic is ravaging the whole world, including Kwara State, stating that his fatherly intervention in gathering resources for onward distribution to the poor is not only helpful and supportive at this time but also timely.
He also added that the Emir's giant stride is a monumental achievement that will remain evergreen in the minds of Kwarans, especially the have-nots who find this current situation very tough and precarious.
He prays Allah to grant the Emir long life, sound heath, excellent wisdom and all that is required to have a peaceful, united and prosperous emirate.