The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Wahab Olasupo Egbewole, SAN, has rejoiced with the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman of the Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, CFR, on the occasion of his 27th coronation anniversary, which falls due this Friday (November 11, 2022).
In a statement signed on his behalf by the institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Kunle Akogun, the Vice Chancellor described the reign of the Emir as peaceful, eventful and prosperous.
Prof. Egbewole said that the Emir has consistently brought to bear, in the discharge of his responsibilities, his fascinating upbringing, profound legal training and extensive exposure on the bench since he ascended the throne in 1995.
The Vice Chancellor described Alhaji Sulu-Gambari as a distinguished jurist and eminent statesman of great standing and one of those whose contributions to the progress and development of the nation’s jurisprudence would remain exciting forever.
Prof. Egbewole noted that the Emir has been a model traditional ruler and a transparent leader in the true sense of the word whose type is uncommon in contemporary Nigeria.
Speaking on Alhaji Sulu-Gambari’s almost three decades reign on the throne of his illustrious forebears, the Professor of Jurisprudence and International Law said that as someone who had sojourned in Ilorin for decades, he could say, without any iota of doubt, that the Emir has proved to be a leader who deserves the position he holds.
Prof. Egbewole explained that as a symbol of unity and a great unifier, the Emir had always regarded all those who live within Ilorin Emirate, in particular and Kwara State in general, notwithstanding their socio-cultural and religious backgrounds, as his subjects who deserve his fatherly prayers and support.
The Vice Chancellor said that the University of Ilorin, as an institution, has not only enjoyed the cooperation of the Emir and his people but has also benefited from the pacific and fraternal dispositions of the host community, which is reflecting in the prevailing peaceful atmosphere on the University campus.
Prof. Egbewole then prayed Allah to endow the Emir with long life and continuous peaceful reign in the service of humanity.