The Emir of Ilorin Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari has expressed sadness over the demise of the Tafida of Ilorin, Dr Amuda Aluko.
Alhaji Sulu-Gambari who is also Chairman Kwara State Council of Chiefs, in his condolence message signed by his media aide, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona, on Friday described the late Tafida as a visionary leader who has contributed immensely to the nation’s health sector.
Solacebase reports that Tafida of Ilorin, Dr Amuda Aluko died early on Friday aged 85.
According to the statement, the Emir noted that Late Dr Amuda was a foremost medical practitioner whose vision led to the establishment of Geri Alimi Hospital, being one of the early privately owned medical facilities in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
“He was a visionary leader, elder statesman, traditional chief and accomplished medical officer with outstanding uniqueness. His contributions cannot be forgotten so soon. He lived a fulfilled and exemplary live worthy of emulation, ‘’said the statement.
The statement said, “Ilorin emirate, Kwarans and Nigerians shall miss the late Tafida of Ilorin for his symbolic commitments to the development of humanity. May Allah forgives his shortcomings, accept his good deeds and admit his soul into Al-janatul firdaos.’’