The sky in Kaduna was evidently red for love, on Saturday 2nd February, 2019, while the entire “Tudun Wada” wore an amazing attire of great joy, as a high number of dignitaries from different parts of Nigeria, travelled to celebrate with the families of CP Iliyasu Ibrahim Ahmed (Dallatun Tundun Wada Kaduna), Late Alhaji Muhammad Lakariyya and Alhaji Abubarkar Ibrahim on the occasion of the Wedding Fatiha of their children ; ( Ibrahim Iliyasu Dallatu & Safara’u M. Lakariyya) and (Suraj A. Ibrahim & Maryam Iliyasu Dallatu).
The hospitable nature and rich cultural heritage of the people of Kaduna, most especially in Tudun Wada, was creditably showcased during the occasion.
Kaduna is the state capital of Kaduna State in north-western Nigeria, on the Kaduna River . It is a trade centre and a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas, with its rail and road junction. The population of Kaduna was at 760,084 as of the 2006 Nigerian census. Rapid urbanisation over the past decade has created an increasingly large population, now estimated to be around 1.3 million.
For dignitaries at the wedding fatiha, the occasion was indeed classical and rich in hausa culture. The time management on display during the occasion was an inspiration, as more attention was given to welfare of guests, immediately after a quick, but rich traditional rights and prayers.
The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) Southwest, State of Osun and Ogun State, ably represented all members across the country at the occasion. The Southwest team was led by the National Vice Chairman in Charge of Southwest, Alhaji Mogaji Ibrahim Aramide Olaniyan, followed by Comrade Amitolu Shittu, Southwest Secretary and Chairman State of Osun.
Others includes, Dr. M. A. Lawson, Ag. Chairman, PCRC Ogun State, Commander Soji Ganzalo, Commander Vigilante Service of Ogun State/State Admin Secretary of Ogun PCRC, Arch Dr Samson Kunle Popoola, Vice Chairman PCRC Ogun State, Otunba Fatai Agbolade, PRO PCRC Ogun State, Ms. Adebola Adeniji, Organising Secretary PCRC Ogun State, Mr Temidayo Babalola (TM News), Senior Director, Social Media, PCRC Southwest and Other Members from Ogun State, too numerous to mention.
The Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State, CP Ahmad Abdulrahman, was high amongst list of respected VIPs and traditional title holders from within and outside Kaduna. CP Abdulrahman, at one time, served in Ogun State Command andwas regarded as a fine, gentle and outstanding officer who served wonderfully well in the Gateway State.
Distinguished traditional Chiefs at the occasion includes :
– Alhaji Yusuf Tijani (Garkuwan Dawakin Zazzau)
– Alhaji Moh’d Abdullahi
– Alhaji Aliyu Abdulwahab Umar (Rubun Zazzau)
– Alhaji Ahmed Gambo (Kuyambana Zazzau and Secretary, Kaduna State Council of Chiefs)
– Alhaji Falalu Dalhat ( Zannan Zazzau)
Guests and dignitaries were treated to a wonderful menu in a buffet style at the reception venue. It was an atmosphere of words of thanks to almighty Allah, for His blessings all round the clock to the entire families and well wishers. According to CP Ahmed Iliyasu, during his short but thankful speech, only almighty Allah deserves all the praise and thanks. He expressed his great joy at seeing members of his Ogun PCRC family, as well as State of Osun, Southwest and National symbol, who travel all the way to share in his joy. The CP Kaduna and other Chiefs in attendance, also described the representation from Ogun and Southwest as inspiring and impressive. According to them, it is a good sign of the outstanding works of CP Ahmed Iliyasu in Ogun State, and they are indeed proud of him. They jokingly appealed to people of Ogun State, not to totally take CP Ahmed Iliyasu from them.
A part 2 and part 3 reception was organized for Ogun and Southwest entourage at CP Ahmed Iliyasu’s residence. It was another show of the great hospitable nature of Tudun Wada, where our amiable CP is one of the most respected chieftaincy title holder, in capacity as “Dallatun Tudun Wada”.
The Southwest team returned safely to their respective destinations, yesterday 3rd January, 2019 by the special grace of almighty Allah, after a wonderful and memorable outing in Kaduna.
Written By :
(c) Comrade Kunle Sodipo CPGD, MNIM, MNIMN 2019.
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