Saraki, others attend as Emir turbans Baraje as Tafida of Ilorin

By Ibrahim Sheriff

Former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki; Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, former Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed; a female business mogul, Hajia Muinat Bola Shagaya and former Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, were among eminent dignitaries that graced the turbaning of former acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, as Tafida of Ilorin Emirate.

The colourful event held today at the Palace of the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.

The turbaning of Baraje made him the second Tafida of Ilorin after his immediate predecessor, Dr Amuda Aluko, who was the first Tafida of Ilorin.

This medium reports that Seriki Salama of Ilorin, who doubles as Chief of Staff to the Emir led Alhaji Baraje to the venue of the turbaning at exactly 10:58am to the admiration of other title holders of the Emirate and personalities that attended the occasion.

In his brief remarks, the Emir of Ilorin said the antecedent and contribution of the former Acting National Chairman of PDP to the growth and development of Emirate earned him the title of Tafida.

The monarch urged Alhaji Baraje to justify the confidence reposed in him with the new title with renewed commitment, dedication and loyalty to the Ilorin Emirate.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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