Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is a leader whose humility, easy nature and commitment to the people’s welfare would take to the greatest height, the Chief Imam of Shonga Jibril Abubakar said on Thursday.
“The Governor did not only quietly come in without disrupting the ongoing activities, he even came to sit with the scholars to greet them. I am really surprised at Your Excellency’s humility,” Abubakar said in Shonga town of Edu local government at a modest Islamic wedding for three daughters of Mallam Shuaib Abdullahi Yaman, a top chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
“We pray to the Almighty Allah to make your tenure a successful one and we pray Allah to take you to the highest level. Our People need humble and committed leaders like you.”
AbdulRazaq arrived the venue of the wedding in company of a few aides and security details, praying Allah to bless the couples and their parents.
He later visited the Emir of Shonga, Dr Haliru Yahya Ndanusa, in his palace — followed by a brief private meeting that lasted about 30 minutes.
Yaman, a former Governorship aspirant, is now a commissioner at the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Allocation Commission (RMFAC).
The three daughters who wedded are Ramatu Hajja Abdullahi Yaman; Ramatu Hamamah Abdullahi Yaman; and Fatimah Jibril. While Ramatu Hajja is married to Idris Abdullahi, Ramatu Hamamah wedded Ahmed Gana, while Fatimah married Said Kasshimu.
AbdulRazaq, meanwhile, had a brief stop at Tsaragi where the youths urged him to look into their clamour for basic amenities such as equipping their schools and cottage hospital.
The governor said their concerns will be looked into in the next fiscal year.