KWANKWASO PRESENTS STAFF OF OFFICE TO EMIR OF KANO

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Kano
State Governor, Alhaji Rabi’u Kwankwaso, on Saturday presented the staff of
office to the 14th Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Sanusi
was appointed the 14th Emir of Kano on June 8, 2014 after the death of Alhaji
Ado Bayero, on June 6, 2014.
NAN
report that at the ceremony held at the newly constructed Coronation Hall at
the Government House, Kwankwaso described the Emir as a “knowledgeable person
who acquired both the Islamic and western education.’’
He
said the appointment of Sanusi was based on his personal track record of
service and education, which are the pre-requisites, especially at this time.
“This
occasion is a unique one for me personally as I present this staff of office to
Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi as the 14th Emir of Kano.

“Above
all, he is heir apparent of the throne, who has distinguished himself as an
outstanding religious scholar that is quite conversant with our time,’’ he
said.
Kwankaso
commended all personalities and dignitaries who came from far and near to grace
the occasion.
Responding,
Sanusi promised to ensure justice and fairness in the discharge of his
responsibilities.
He
also promised to discharge his duties with the fear of God and to treat the
people equally in order to ensure peace, unity and economic growth and development
of the emirate and the country.
“With
the responsibility vested on me, I promise to ensure justice and fairness to
all for the sustenance of peaceful coexistence,’’ he said.
The
emir said he would continue to protect the rights of his subjects and in
addition give useful and meaningful advice to leaders in the state and the
country.
“We
will continue to protect the rights of our people and give other leaders useful
and meaningful advice for the development of our state and the country.
“Today
is not a day for long speeches but a day of joy and thanks to the Almighty
God,’’ he said.
He
used the occasion to call on politicians to ensure peaceful elections in the
country.
Sanusi
urged district heads and other traditional rulers in the state to accord priority
to issues of health, security, economy and education in their domains.
Among
dignitaries who attended the ceremony were the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad
Abubakar III and the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Umar El-kanemi.
Others
are Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, Gen.
Yakubu Gowon and Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.

Also
in attendance were the governors of Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara, Yobe, Niger, Edo,
Kwara and Borno, members of the diplomatic corps and members of the business
community.

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