By Ibrahim Sheriff (Gold)
The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara state Traditional Councils, His Royal Highness, Alh. Ibrahim Zulu Gambari has said the Countrysidr Emerging Leaders Fellowship (CELF), a community development intervention is worthy of being supported by all and sundry and assure the organizers and fellows of the Ilorin Emirate’s year-round support and royal blessings.”
The Royal father also commended the Kwara state government for supporting the 2021 edition of the Countryside Emerging Leaders Fellowship .
The Emir who was represented by the Secretary of the Alangua/Magajis Forum of the Ilorin Emirate, Alh. Umar Kayode Sidiq made the commendation during a courtesy visit on fellows on Thursday.
According to him, “for quite sometime, we have not had anything such as CELF. I therefore commend the Kwara State Government ably led Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for its support towards making this year’s edition very colourful.
“A community development intervention such as CELF is worthy of being supported by all and sundry. And on behalf of the Ilorin Emirate, we assure the organisers and fellows of the emirate’s year-round support and royal blessings.”
Also speaking on the event, Chairman of the Alangua/Magajis Forum and Alangua Opolo, Alhaji Zuluqorinaini Abdulraheem encouraged the fellows to cultivate the habit of reading, saying that it would make them to be better informed about new ideas and new perspectives. Alhaji Abdulraheem advised the fellows to take advantage of the fellowship and be more committed towards giving back to their communities.
In his remarks, the National Publicity Secretary of the Ilorin Emirate Youth Development Association (IEYDA) commended the efforts of the convener, Mallam Lawal Olohungbebe and his team for the initiative and pledged the support of the association to the fellowship.
The Association announced prizes for the outstanding fellows including food item and packs of water for the programme
Among the delegations of the Ilorin Emirate were Magaji Esinrogunjo Alhaji Amosa Esinrogunjo, Alangua Owode, Alh. Umar Kayode Sodiq, Balogun Baree, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammed, and executive members of the IEYDA