This is contained in a goodwill message signed by the Spokesman of the Emir, Malam AbdulAzeez Arowona, on Monday in Ilorin.
Alhaji Sulu-Gambari, also the Chairman Kwara Council of Chiefs, congratulated the Etsu Nupe for recording a fruitful tenure.
The Emir prayed for absolute comfort, sound health and divine grace in the life of the celebrant.
He described the Etsu Nupe, also the Chairman, Niger Traditional Rulers Council, as a philantropist par excellent and a good Nigerian who is committed to the wellbeing of his subjects and beyond.
Sulu-Gambari also noted the excellent roles that Alhaji Abubakar played as the National Coordinator of the National Traditional Rulers’ Council by encouraging unity and harmony among all the Royal Fathers in the nation.
“On behalf of the entire members of Kwara Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari heartily wishes Etsu Yahaya Abubakar more years of success.
“On the occasion of double celebrations of 70th birthday and 19th coronation anniversary.
“Etsu Yahaya Abubakar has been committed to the wellbeing of his subjects, progress of Bida Emirate and Niger State in general, as well as peace and unity of Nigeria.
“May Almighty Allah grant you more fruitful years on the throne as the 13th Etsu Nupe and Chairman Niger State Traditional Rulers Council,” the statement read in part.
The Emir urged the natives of Bida emirate, government and good people of Niger to continue to support and pray for the Etsu Nupe in order to achieve more for the community and nation at large.