By Tunde Akanbi
Ilorin Emirate Development Progressive Union says the growth and development of the Emirate with preservation of its cultural heritage are issues it gives top priority.
Ilorin Emirate Development Progressive Union Durbar Main Committee Chairman, Engineer Yahaya Alapansanpa stated this during a courtesy visit on the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari in his palace
He said that they were at the Emir’s palace to intimate him that preparations have commenced in earnest in ensuring a successful 2019 durbar celebration during the fourth coming Eid- el Kabir , Sallah festivity just like the previous exercise.
The committee chairman then submitted the 2019 durbar committee report to the Emir.
The Emir who offered special prayers for members of the committee assured that he would do everything possible to sustain the cultural event and praised the committee for their accountability and transparency throughout the epoch making event.
The Royal father expressed appreciation and satisfaction to the committee for organizing a historic 2018 durbar.
Alhaji Sulu Gambari enjoined all sons and daughters of the Emirate to join hands with the committee to ensure a hitch free celebration adding that the durbar event has come to stay.
The monarch used the opportunity to appeal to the people of the emirate to continue to love one another and ensure meaningful development of the community and cautioned youth against all forms of social vices.