Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi on Friday congratulated Saliu Mustapha on his ‘turbaning’ as the Turaki of Ilorin by the emir of Ilorin Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.
A long-term associate of the new Turaki, Afikuyomi said in a statement that the ‘turbaning’ is a worthy recognition of Mustapha’s contribution to nation-building.
He further said that Mustapha has been conscientious in politics, and painstaking in humanitarian services, not just around the people of Ilorin Emirate, but in the entire Kwara State and in Nigeria as a whole.
According to the Senator, who once represented both Lagos Central and Lagos West Senatorial Districts, Mustapha’s decent politics, maturity and candour have combined to portray him as a rare breed among 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.
The senator summed that with his ‘turbaning’ as the Turaki of Ilorin, he was confident that Mustapha would impact on the people of the peace-loving emirate, in line with the vision of the emir 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 concluded.