Osinbajo, Ilorin monarch hail AbdulRazaq over turbaning of Alimi as Mutawali
Emir of Ilorin, Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, on Friday turbaned Dr. Alimi AbdulRazaq as the second Mutawali of Ilorin Emirate.
The royal turbaning was witnessed by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq;
Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi; Speaker Kwara State House of Assembly, Engr Yakubu Danladi Salihu; members of the National and State Assembly; cabinet members; top members of the bench and the bar; and title holders from within and outside of the emirate.
Others were first class traditional rulers from within and outside of Kwara State, including the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi; members of the business and academic communities.
At the event, Osinbajo congratulated Dr. Alimi AbdulRazaq on the conferment of the title of Mutawali of Ilorin on him.
Osinbajo, a Nigerian law schoolmate to the Mutawali, said Dr. Alimi brings many sterling qualities to the royal title.
“His accomplishments in law, education and participation in banking industry are testaments to the qualities of Dr Alimi AbdulRazaq. He follows in succession to his late father Alh. AGF AbdulRazaq (SAN), as the first Mutawali of Ilorin,” he said.
“We can all attest to the fact that the new Mutawali of Ilorin brings many qualities to the title. The first class mind who has navigated the legal profession and the complex world of business and politics at the highest level possible strictly on the merit of his own capacity and the weight of his contributions.”