We’ll institutionalise Ilorin Durbar – Gov AbdulRazaq

Written by on August 7, 2019

The Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq says his administration will institutionalise the Ilorin Durbar as a tourist attraction in the state.

Governor AbdulRazaq said this last night when the Ilorin Durbar Committee visited him in his office.

He said preparations for the Durbar and other such festivals would be captured in subsequent budgets instead of ad-hoc arrangements for such events.

According to him, the Ilorin Durbar has come to stay and his administration will treat it as a tourist attraction for the state.

Governor AbdulRazaq said the Durbar would also be placed on the global map of tourist attractions like the Esie Museum, Pategi Regatta, and Gani festival, the three in Kwara State, assuring the committee of his full support for this year’s event, including releasing the horses within the Government House for the colourful event.

The Ilorin Durbar is celebrated on the second day of Eid-il-adha, drawing dignitaries and nobles mostly from across the Ilorin Emirate who mount the horseback often in their full traditional and royal regalia.

The Chairman of the Durbar Committee, Engineer Suleiman Yahya Alapansapa said they had come to brief the Governor on the activities of the committee.

He urged the Governor to also invite his friends from within and outside of the state to attend the the event.

Engineer Alapansapa, who was accompanied by other members of the committee and top Muslim clerics, said Kwarans are happy at the style and attitude of Governor AbdulRazaq to governance.


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