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.
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.
Kwankwaso 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.
The ceremony was attended by former heads of state Yakubu Gowon and Muhammadu Buhari; Governors of Katsina, Yobe, Niger, Sokoto and Kaduna States.
Other dignitaries at the event includes the ambassadors of the United State of America, Italy, Canada and the British High Commissioner. (NAN)