November 8, 2014 – In its efforts to effectively take care of the welfare of indigenes of Ilorin Emirate residing in all Western States of Nigeria, the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), Western Zone has concluded plan to launch N50million ultra-modern Secretariat in Lagos.
The event will also be used to appreciate and present an award to the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatai Ahmed, including distinguished sons and daughters of the Emirate for their meaningful contributions to the development of the emirate and the state in general.
The launching which is expected to take place at Glover Memorial Hall, Custom Street, off Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) will be graced by eminent and distinguished sons and daughters of the Emirate.
Among the dignitaries that are expected to grace the occasion include Governor Ahmed, the former governor of the state and now a distinguished senator at the Federal Assembly, Senator (Alhaji) Abubakar Bukola Saraki who will be chief launcher.
Also, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the Emir of Ilorin is expected to be the Royal Father of the day while Alhaji Umoru Saro, a business tycoon is going to be the father of the day.
The Vice President, Commonwealth Association of Architects, responsible for Africa and Chairman, National Building Code Advisory Committee in Nigeria, Arc Muhammed Jamiu Faworaja is going to be the chairman of the occasion.
The National President of IEDPU, Alhaji Ahmed Hadi, his executive members and other eminent sons and daughters of the emirate in business and frontline politicians were to be guest of honour at the occasion, while Alhaji Dauda Aduamigba, the chairman, IEDPU, Western Zone is going to play the Chief Host. Alhaji Sheikh Sulaimon Farouq Onikijipa (Al-Miskin Billai) will be the guest lecturer.