Gov AbdulRazaq’s brother gets chieftaincy title in Kwara

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Emir of Ilorin Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari has named the elder brother of Kwara governor Alimi AbdulRazaq as the Mutabali of Ilorin.

AbdulRazaq was decorated with the title at a colourful event on Thursday.

The title was last held by his late father and the first commissioner of finance in the state, AbdulRazaq Folorunsho, who died last year.

The emir also appointed Saliu Mustapha as the Turaki of Ilorin, a position previously held by former Senate President Bukola Saraki.

The late Olusola Saraki once held the title before he was elevated to the position of a Waziri. His son Bukola Saraki stepped into the father’s shoes to bear the title between 2006 and 2018.

The younger Saraki was later turbaned as the Waziri, succeeding his father for the second time.

Mustapha is the founder of Saliu Mustapha Foundation and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress.

Others honoured at the event include Ilorin-born Islamic scholars; Sheikh Farouq Suleiman Onikijipa, Professor Yakubu Aliagan and Sheikh AbdulRahman Sholagberu.

Sheikh Faruq Onikijipa was honoured as the Grand Mufti of Ilorin and Waziri Yakubu Gobir as Dawaki of Ilorin; Saka Onimago as Shetimma of Ilorin; Abubakar Baraje as Tafida of Ilorin; and Kawu Agaka as Dan Iya of Ilorin.