Ilorin the Kwara State capital is agog with citizens’ celebrating the choice of their own on the streets despite the lockdown and social distancing order.

Reports say okada riders rode recklessly along the major Ibrahim Taiwo road with passersby shouting “UP Nigeria”!!!

The Emir of Ilorin, His Eminence Ibrahim Kolapo Sulu-Gambari and President Muhammadu Buhari. (File photo).

The Emir of Ilorin, Ibrahim Kolapo Sulu-Gambari, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Ibrahim Gambari as his new chief of staff.

The Emir is the senior biological brother of the new Chief of Staff to the President.

Gambari, who is a professor of political science and Nigeria’s former permanent representative to the United Nations, is from Kwara state.

In a statement on Tuesday, Sulu-Gambari described the appointment as “a great honor” to the entire people of Ilorin and Kwarans at large.

He expressed confidence that the former diplomat would render to the nation “outstanding contributions, administrative experience, scholarship and excellence which he would inject into the Buhari-led government towards ensuring good governance, democratic dividends as well as shared prosperity in the nation”.

“He will surely bring to fore his wealth of experience as an academician, former Minister, former Diplomat, former University Chancellor, Prince of the renowned Alimi dynasty, family man and community leader of high repute,” he said in the statement.

Congratulating Gambari on the appointment, the emir wished him a successful tenure in office.

The monarch also expressed confidence in the new CoS’ ability to justify the confidence reposed in him by the president.

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