25th June, 2022
By Olayinka Owolewa
Traditional rulers in Kwara North Senatorial District took opportunity of the Fidau prayers for the father of the state House of Assembly Speaker, Alhaji Salihu Gwanara to deliver their verdict on the performance of the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
Accompanied by Senator Sadiq Umar (Kwara North), Governor AbdulRazaq led a retinue of top government functionaries, state legislators and party stalwarts to the Fidau prayer, which was hosted by Speaker Yakubu Danladi and his siblings.
The traditional rulers commended the Governor for delivering dividends of democracy to the zone.
“This is a period of mourning but we have many positive things to say about this administration.
“Despite scarce resources, this administration is trying its best to touch the lives of our people and this is also felt in every nook and corner of the state, especially in Kwara North,” Etsu Patigi Alhaji Ibrahim Umar Bologi II, said on Friday in Gwanara, Baruten Local Government Area.
Umar Bologi said this during the Fidau prayers for the father of the state House of Assembly Speaker, Alhaji Salihu Gwanara.
“We in Kwara North have benefitted a lot from this government. I recall my first visit to Gwanara, but today the story from Ilesha Baruba to Gwanara has seriously changed. The journey is very short now, compared to the past.”
Bologi, who is the Chairman of Kwara North Traditional Council, was apparently referring to the network of newly asphalted roads and other social amenities across the district, including the ongoing 33km Ilesha-Gwanara road.
“It is a pride for every community, every father and every traditional ruler to have a son like the Speaker who is dedicated to see that he brings projects down to his community.
“I wish every youth coming into politics will follow his legacies. These achievements the speaker is bringing to the community cannot be possible without His Excellency.
“The governor is the pilot of the affairs who made it possible. I pray Allah will continue to guide His Excellency,” he stressed.
“Your Excellency, you are welcome to the fidau prayer of our father and grandfather. The traditional rulers are also here to commiserate with the people of Gwanara over this great lost. May the Almighty Allah grant him Al-jannah Firdaus.”
The Emir of Gwanara, Alhaji Sabi Idris, also commended AbdulRazaq for executing many developmental strides in the community.
“We are very thankful for many things the government is doing and many positive changes this government has brought to us. In fact, it is miraculous. We appreciate you,” he said.
“Everybody is coming on the same page now. The speaker is our son and he is doing well. He is doing above what is expected of him.
“It is not about politics. Everybody you ask here will tell you positive stories. We are very grateful. May God continue to guide His Excellency.”
The Governor prayed Allah to repose the soul of the deceased who, many said, had brought western education to the community.