A former Senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, has congratulated Alhaji Saliu Mustapha on turbaning as the Turaki of Ilorin by the Emir of Ilorin, His Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.
Afikuyomi in a statement issued by his Media Office on Friday, 22 October, 2021 said this is a worthy recognition of Alhaji Mustapha’s contribution to nation-building.
Afikuyomi, a long-term associate of the new Turaki, stressed that Alhaji Saliu Mustapha has been conscientious in politics, and painstaking in humanitarian services, not just around the people of Ilorin Emirate alone, but in the entire Kwara State and in Nigeria as a whole.
According to the Senator, who represented both Lagos Central and West Senatorial Districts in the Upper Chambers between 1999 and 2007, said Mustapha’s decent politics, maturity and candor have combined to portray him as a rare breed amongst the pack, which is why he is often welcomed in any circle he has pitched tent with.
“He has a great sense of fairness, comportment and is also result oriented. A loyal friend, with a God-fearing disposition, he passes as one of the most respectable public figures from Kwara State,” Afikuyomi added.
Afikuyomi, however said that with his turbaning as the Turaki of Ilorin, he was confident that he will impact on the people of the peace-loving emirate, in line with the vision of His Royal Highness, and the expectations of citizens.
“May God almighty give him the wisdom, good health and longevity to deliver the much-needed goods for his people, his fans and for humanity at large.
“Congratulations to a good friend,” Afikuyomi said.