The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, said he will sorely miss his mother as she was a unique factor not only to the royal dynasty but to the entire nation.
The Emir however appreciated Nigerians for their condolences and visits during the mourning period of his mother, Hajia Aishat Nma Sulu-Gambari.
In a statement signed by the National Secretary of Shehu Alimi Foundation for Peace and Development, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona, on Tuesday, the monarch thanked all traditional rulers, government functionaries, associations, grassroots movements and clerics among others for their supports and fervent prayers.
He however charged everyone to always love one another in order to sustain the exciting peaceful and harmonious atmosphere enjoyed in the state.
“I will sincerely miss my mother, she was a unique factor, not only to the royal dynasty but to the entire nation,” he stated.
The Chief Imam of Ilorin, Alhaji Mohammad Bashir Soliu, who led other clerics during the fidau for the deceased held at the Ilorin Central Mosque, on Tuesday, prayed Allah to forgive Hajia Sulu-Gambari’s shortcomings and grant her Al-Janatul firdaos.
In his lecture, the Chief Imam of Ansarul-Deen, Alhaji Ahmad, urged the people of Ilorin and beyond to use the occasion of the unfortunate incident to forgive one another, embrace peaceful co-existence and adopt harmonious working relationship for the progress of the community and nation at large.
He also stressed that the lifetime of the deceased should serve as a lesson to everyone to be close to God, prayerful and be committed to good deeds to mankind.
Hajia Sulu Gambari was the granddaughter of the late 7th Emir of Ilorin, Shehu Shuaibu Bawa (1914-1919), daughter of the late 8th Emir of Ilorin, Shehu AbdulKadir Dan Shuiabu Bawa, (1919-1959), wife of the late 9th Emir of Ilorin, Shehu ZulKaiani Muhammadu Gambari CFR (1959-1992), sister of the late 10th Emir of Ilorin, Shehu Aliyu AbdulKadir (1992-1995) and mother of the 11th Emir of Ilorin, Mai-Martaba Alhaji Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari CFR (1995- Till date).