The Arewa Community in Lagos State under the leadership of Alhaji Sani Kabiru, the Seriki Hausawa of Lagos State and chairman Arewa Traditional Council in Lagos has adopted Senator Solomon Adeola as their candidate for the Lagos West Senatorial District in the February 16 Election.
According to a statement signed and made available by, Chief Kayode Odunaro, the media director of the Senator, the adoption took place immediately after the turbaning of the senator as Serikin Yakin Tafida of Lagos State at the palace of Seriki Hausawa in Yaba, Lagos.
Alhaji Kabiru stated the Arewa community in Lagos have watched the contributions of Senator Adeola to the development of Lagos from his days in the Lagos State House of Assembly and his contributions at national level as a House of Representatives member to his senatorial representation and found him worthy to support for continuity in the Senate.
“We are aware of your record of service in Lagos State that led to your elevation to the National Assembly. We want you to continue in office as Senator and have now incorporated you into the royal family of Arewa community in Lagos State and nationwide through this turbaning as Seriki Yakin Tafida of Lagos State” the Arewa traditional ruler stated.
Alhaji Kabiru said the Arewa community commend Senator Adeola for his poverty alleviation programs for his constituents stressing that henceforth the Arewa community should be carried along in this programs.
“Every Arewa person is now mandated to work only for Senator Adeola in Lagos West as well as all APC candidates. Since 1999, the Arewa has always identified with progressives beginning from AD, to AC and now APC” he stated.
In his response after his turbaning in the present of all the traditional rulers of Hausa communities across Lagos West and other parts of Lagos, Senator Adeola commended the Arewa community for the honour done him and their support for the progressives over the years adding that he will never let them down in all his programs and representation.
“I will live up to the title of a war leader that you bestow on me for the cause of Arewa. I am fully in support of President Mohammed Buhari and urge all Nigerians to vote for APC as it is the only party that has the interest of majority of Nigerians at heart,” he stated.