The “Ilorin Emirate Frontliners” book, a biographical compilation on prominent natives and famous inhabitants of the Ilorin Emirate, is now being prepared for a public presentation without incident.
The book’s public presentation would take place very soon in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, according to a statement from Mallam Abubakar Imam, the author and National Secretary of the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU).
While describing how the book is an effort to record, preserve, and celebrate the careers, accomplishments, and contributions of over 300 illustrious Ilorin Emirate natives and residents,
The event’s Central Planning Committee, which is led by Alhaji Aliyu Otta Uthman, fsi, the National President of the IEDPU, has begun working seriously, according to Mallam Imam.
Mallam Imam, who is also the deputy editor of UNILORIN BULLETIN, the official weekly news journal of the University of Ilorin, explained why he decided to start the project, which took him five years of arduous work, by saying that his decision was prompted by the necessity to maintain the
he also stated that the study is equally meant at establishing the accomplishments of Ilorin Emirate to national and human development for posterity. pedigrees and contributions of selected outstanding indigenes of Ilorin Emirate for the younger and future generations to imitate.
The Chief Scribe of the IEDPU congratulated His Royal Highness, saying that the publishing of the book is also influenced by persistent public demands from many of his compatriots that resulted from his periodic publications on some of those notable figures.
Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, CFR, Emir of Ilorin and head of the Kwara State Council of Chiefs, for not only authorizing the idea but also for penning an engrossing foreword to the book.
In a similar vein, Mallam Imam, who serves as the Secretary-General of the Ilorin Emirate Staff Association at the University of Ilorin, expressed gratitude to the IEDPU’s National President and the union’s members.
the leaders and members of all the sister sociocultural organizations, as well as the people mentioned in the book, for their assistance both during the information-gathering process and afterwards as he equally appreciated the relations of deceased statesmen and women covered in the book for their cooperation.
Regarding the book’s scope, Mallam Imam stated that it is the first work of its kind that covers such a significant portion of the Ilorin Emirate’s population throughout its history and was authored by a local.
He added that the individuals represented in the book were carefully chosen from among the five Local Government Areas that make up the Ilorin Emirate, representing a variety of sexes, ages, and occupations.
In order to ensure that the event is successfully held, Mallam Imam enlisted the prayers and assistance of key players as well as the generality of all the people and residents of Ilorin Emirate, as depicted in the book.