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Associates honour Olusola Saraki at colloquium


Olusola Saraki

Olusola Saraki

Associates of the late Dr. Olusola Saraki, yesterday organised a colloquium in his honour, where they called on the Federal Government to immortalize him.

Delivering a lecture on “Saraki’s Place in National Politics,” the guest lecturer, Dr. Ahmed Nurudeen, highlighted Saraki’s invaluable contributions to the defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN), which made the party a national political party.

“Saraki, with people of like minds outside the core north geo-political zone like the late Chief Adisa Akinloye, Chief Richard Akinjide and Dr. Omololu Olunloyo stood by the NPN despite the sectional politics being played by notable Nigerian politicians in the Second Republic.”

In his comments at the event, the sponsor of the occasion, Alhaji Suleiman Maja, described Saraki as “an embodiment of love, peace and one with silent passion for economic empowerment of the less privileged.”

Maja, who said Saraki would have been 83 years “on a day like this” (yesterday) recounted how the late politician contributed immensely to the development of Kwara State.

According to him: “Before Saraki’s emergence on the political platform of Kwara and Nigeria, nobody reckoned with us in Kwara. We were being treated like political lepers, but with his emergence he brought many people up politically, empowered them and showed them the intrigues of politics. I benefited from the kind gestures of this political colossus.”

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