By – Glory Aregbesola
The historic visit of the Emir of Kano, HRM Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero to Ilorin, Kwara State Capital on Thursday saw a display of glitz, glam and culture as prominent sons and daughters of Ilorin Emirate trooped out looking ravishing to welcome the Emir.
The mammoth crowd that positioned themselves from the airport down to the palace of the Emir of Ilorin to welcome the revered Emir of Kano is an indication that the people of Ilorin Emirate are hospitable and accomodating. They go all out for whomever they hold dear.
The Emir of Kano was accosted into the palace of the Emir of Ilorin by horse riders and royal escorts while being serenaded by troupes of singers and dancers.
A glimpse at the Emir’s partly covered face revealed how pleased he was with the level of preparations put in place for his historic homecoming.
The visit is a homecoming for the monarch being a grandson to the late eighth Emir of Ilorin, Shehu Abdul Kadir Dan Bawa and cousin to the current and 11th Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari CFR.”
At the palace of the Emir of Ilorin, HRM Aminu Ado Bayero was treated to delectable traditional cuisines to tantalize his tastebud while making him feel at home.
With the Visit of the Emir of Kano to Ilorin Emirate, history has been made.
There is no doubt that the Emir will relish every moment spent in the serene and beautiful city of Ilorin.
Below is a glimpse of the carnival-like reception given to the Emir of Kano in the ancient city of Ilorin.
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