Sanusi Lamido on horseback

The new Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, CON was today (Monday) officially presented with a letter, confirming his appointment, by the governor of Kano state, Gov. Rabi?u Kwankwaso at the Government House in

Shortly after presenting the letter to the Emir, who is the 14the in the Fulani dynasty of Kano, Governor Kwankwaso, who was full of praise to Allah for making him part of the history, stated that the immediate past CBN governor was appointed based on his sterling qualities and importantly, in view of his lineage as member of the royal family, as required by Kano traditions.

His words:?Your appointment into the exalted position of Emir of Kano was guided by our collective and careful judgment of your ability, credibility and capability to provide the required purposeful leadership to enhance the Emirate Council at this crucial period of our history as a

?The appointment of the Emir is not a political issue. However, we are aware that enemies of the state and of this government have politicised the appointment matter and disseminated misleading information in across section of the media?, leading a political party to start congratulating one of the contenders for the exalted position, before the official announcement, he added.

Governor Kwankwaso explained that the committee of Kano King Makers presented a list of three nominees to the governmental required by law and tradition, and after due consultation and consideration of all variables, the one destined by Allah to become Emir (Sanusi Lamido), was eventually selected.

Consequently, he appealed to traditional leaders as well as the generality of the people in the state to accept the new Emir as the will of Allah and support him towards moving Kano forward. He also warned those inciting youths to protest the appointment of the Emir to desist from doing so as it is not in the best interest of anybody in the

The governor advised Emir Sanusi Lamido, a grandson of the late Emir Sanusi Bayero, the 11th Emir of Kano under the Fulani dynasty, to be a father to all and to be just and fair in dealing with his subjects, as exemplified by his forefathers.

The governor, who paid glowing tribute to late Emir Ado Bayero, said a befitting house has since been constructed for his family at Sharada area of Kano city, adding that government would do its best to ensure that they continue live as comfortable as possible.

Responding, Emir Sanusi Lamido promised to rule according to the tenets of Islam, urging all other contenders for the throne and other members of the ruling family to, as a family, continue to live in peace and harmony. He promised to carry everybody along to make his tenure eventful.

The emir expressed gratitude to Almighty Allah for choosing him to rule Kano state as the 14th emir and thanked the governor, the Kano kingmakers and all others that made the

All the Kano King makers, namely, Madakin Kano, Alhaji Yusuf Nabahani Cigari Ibrahim, Makaman Kano, Alhaji Abdullahi Sarki Ibrahim, Sarkin Dawaki Maituta, Alhaji Bello Abubakar, the Sarkin Bai, Alhaji Mukhtari Adnan and the Senior Councilor of the Emirate Council, Wamban Kano Alhaji Abbas Sanusi attended the ceremony.

Other personalities who witnessed the well attended event are the Walin Kano, Alhaji Mahe Bashir, Senator Kabiru Gaya and APC chieftain, Malam Nasiru el-Rufa?i.

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