In its efforts to encourage academic excellence among youths of Ilorin Emirate, the Third-Estate is planning special scholarships for indigent Students who are exceptionally brilliant in high institutions.
The newly elected President of Third-Estate, Mr. Ahmed Bolaji Nagode made the disclosure after his election at the Annual General Meeting of the forum held in Kwara Hotel Ilorin at the weekend.
Nagode who commended the outgoing executive members where he served as the Vice President promised to sustain the tempo of development and progress of the socio-cultural organisation.
He said: “I must commend the outgoing Executive Members for initiating various projects and programmes during their. The Exco under Mr. Yusuf Lawal successfully renovated schools, provided a new Constitutions for the Third-Estate, donated funds towards maintenance of Central Mosque Ilorin, completed skill acquisition centre, developed a functional website and hosted Security and Economic Summits towards peace and progress of the state.
“This are indeed remarkable achievements that we promised to sustain and improved upon.”
Also speaking at the occasion, the outgoing President of Third-Estate, Dr. Yusuf Lawal expressed deep appreciation to the members for the privilege of serving the group.
Mr. Lawal said: “For us, it has been an extreme pleasure of having the opportunity to serve the Ilorin Emirate and contribute in our own humble ways to the advancement of its interests. Our experience in the last four years has reinforced our confidence in the capacity and potentials of our people to build a great, prosperous and united community if we focus more on what unites us rather than our differences (if any).
“We must renew our vow to continuously work for the upliftment of our community and improvement of the lives of our people. We have tried in our own humble way to contribute to the development process of Ilorin Emirate. However, the challenges that confront the people are huge and multidimensional.
“I therefore urge the incoming Executive to work hard in order to sustain the tempo of development in Ilorin Emirate. They must jealously guide the reputation of Third Estate as the vanguard of development and refrain from any sectional or partisan tendency that may compromise such reputation. They must be innovative and proactive in addressing emerging challenges.”
Other elected executive officersincluded Ahmed Bolaji Nagode President; Toyin Hassan Vice President 1 and Ahmed Gobir Vice President II. Others officers were returned based on a constitutional amendment. They include Dr. Isiaka Yahaya Alada, Secretary General; Shehu Usman Aladire, Treasurer; Yushau Shuaib Agaka, Publicity Secretary; Saad Danmusa, Assistant Secretary General and Barr. Abdulhakeem U. Mustapha, SAN Legal Adviser.