By SALIHI ABUBAKAR BELLO, Kano:
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has presented letters of appointment to the newly appointed Emirs of Kano and Bichi, Aminu Ado Bayero and Nasiru Ado Bayero respectively, amid jubilation, Wednesday, at Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano.
Other Emirs of Rano and Karaye were in attendance, while the Emir of Gaya sent in representative.
Igbo, Yoruba leaders along with leaders of other ethnic minorities were also there to show their support and solidarity to the new Emirs.
“I am delighted because Kano people are happy. It is celebration, it is celebration, it is celebration and it is happiness, it is happiness and it is happiness all over Kano state. And even beyond,” he said.
“Here we are when two of the sons of our revered late Emir Alhaji Ado Bayero, have become First Class Emirs. Born by the same mother and the same father. This is the first time such thing is happening in the history of the state,” he cheers.
He assured that all the Emirs in the state would work together for the development of the state, adding that, “It is very important to clearly understand that your main duty, as fathers, is to serve your people and humanity in general. I urge you to participate actively in government departmental projects, policies and programmes.”
Ganduje reveals that his administration took stock of developmental projects needed by all the Emirates across the state. Assuring that he would do everything possible to see that development gets across all nooks and crannies of the state.
“We are planning for a befitting Swearing-in ceremony for our new Emirs of Kano and Bichi. Where we will receive people from across the nation and even from outside the country,” he said.
All the two Emirs assured their total support, loyalty and solidarity to the administration of governor Ganduje, adding that, they would also support state policy on free and compulsory primary and secondary education, among other policies.
Kano Emir, said “As Muslims we all believe in destiny. It is only Allah Who ordains what will happen all the time. Allah Doesn’t make mistake in all that He Does. All things happen at a stipulated time destined by Him Alone.”
Bayero reminded in touchy mood that “We must always remember our late father, the late Emir, who used to directed us to always be obedient to leaders and to also be just to people.
He was so frequent in telling us to always be God-fearing. Your Excellency we will do everything possible to help in developing our dear state and the country in general.”
In his short remarks, the Emir of Bichi thanked Allah also and appreciated the good upbringing they got from their parents. Praying Allah to give them the strength to discharge their responsibilities responsibly with all commitment.
“In Sha Allah we will discharge this responsibility placed on our shoulders. All we need is your prayers and support. We are also assuring His Excellency of our good support and loyalty for the development of the state and the nation in general,” he concludes.