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Emir Of Ilorin Turbans Oyawoye As Baba Adinni Of Kwara


By Usman Aliyu
Ilorin   –    The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, on Friday turbaned the first African professor of geology, Mosobalaje Oyawoye, as the first Baba Adinni of Kwara.

In his address, Sulu-Gambari said  Oyawoye was considered for the title because of his notable contributions to the development of Islamic education in the state.

The monarch said Oyawoye deserved the honour for his numerous contributions to the  Jamatul Nasir Islam, among which was building  a mosque for the Islamic group.

He said he was proud of the professor’s feat in the state and country as a whole.

Sulu-Gambari recalled that Oyawoye was among the first scholars to portray Kwara in positive light when the state was still young.

Responding, Oyawoye said he was overwhelmed with the title bestowed on him, particularly as it was done by the emir.

He attributed his contributions to Islam as  the will of  God.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN)  reports that eminent personalities that graced the occasion extolled the virtues of the front line geologist, describing him as a bridge builder.

They, however, urged him to continue to work for the unity of Islam and the progress of  the state.

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