President of the 8th Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Friday 18th March, 2022, visited his country home, Agbaji in Ilorin, to sympathize with his people over the passing of the late Baba Lagbaji, Sheikh Abdullahi Yusuf Adaara.
A press release signed by Saraki’s Press Officer on Local Matters, Abdulganiyu Abdulquadir, said the political bigwig arrived the family house alongside his entourage at about 1pm.
The Waziri Ngeri of Ilorin, also used the occasion to pay a congratulatory visit to the new Grand Khalifa Zumuratu-l-Mumeen Al-argbaji, Sheikh Muhammed-Awal Olayinka.
Saraki who was received by the new Baba Lagbaji, commiserated with the people over the loss of Sheikh Abdullahi Yusuf Adaara, but noted that he remains a shining light whose footprint will be a path for many others to thread.
The statement said Saraki thereafter congratulated Sheikh Muhammed-Awal Olayinka, who recently attained the position of the new Grand Khalifa Zumuratu-l-Mumeen Al-argbaji.
He described him as an embodiment of Islamic knowledge, whose scholarly acumen will help promote religious values.
In his remark, Sheikh Muhammed-Awal Olayinka, expressed appreciation to Saraki for the visit.
The religious leader also lauded him for his tremendous efforts towards the development of Agbaji at all times.
The Grand Khalifa described Saraki as a true son of the soil who has proved himself times without number. He prayed Allah to always go before him and grant his utmost desires.
Among those who were in the entourage of the Waziri Ngeri, were Kwara South Senator in the 8th National Assembly, Dr Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim, former Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, former Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Ali Ahmad, the PDP State Chairman, Rt Hon Babatunde Muhammed, among others.