The 57th Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi 11 has pledged to discharge his duties with justice, equity, fairness and transparency as the leader of the people of Kano Emirate just as he promised to uphold the legacy of his predecessors.
The monarch made these pledges, Saturday, during his coronation, which took place at the Coronation Hall, Kano State Government House.
Sanusi in his remarks thanked Allah for making the coronation possible while declaring that it is Allah that gives power to whoever that pleases him.
He expressed gratitude to all those who played different roles towards his ascension to the throne as the Emir of Kano, especially the kingmakers as well as the state Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
The monarch paid glowing tribute to his predecessor, Alhaji Ado Bayero, noting that the late Emir spent over 51 years on the throne and contributed immensely to the development of his people.
He said the Kano Emirate would never forget his contributions even as he prayed Allah to bless his soul and grant him a place in Paradise.
He also prayed Allah to give him the strength to administer his people while charging members of the traditional institution to put their hands on deck in addressing the problems of insecurity, girl -child education and qualitative healthcare delivery to the people, among others.
Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Emir charged the political class to desist from making inciting comments that are capable of inflaming the polity.He expressed gratitude to all those who attended the ceremony, notably the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abbubakar11, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Sulu Gambari among others.
Kano State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, in his remarks, insisted that the monarch was selected after a very meticulous process, adding that the selection exercise was characterized by constructive engagements with the kingmakers Council and other stakeholders in the state who were either contacted or had offered their advice on their own volition.
Kwankwaso stressed that Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi’s appointment was guided by a collective and careful judgment of his ability and creditability to provide the needed purposeful leadership for the emirate
Kwankwaso implored the traditional institution in the state to complement his administration’s efforts through sensitization and mobilization of the people for the policies of his administration.
The monarch’s oath of office was administered by the Chief Imam of Kano, Prof. Sani Zaharaddeen; the Kano traditional regalia was conferred on him by the kingmakers, led by the Madakin Kano, Alhaji Yusuf Nabahani Ibrahim, while the State Governor, Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso presented him with his staff of office. The ceremony was also attended by dignitaries among who are the emirs in the North, two former heads of state, General Yakubu Gowon (retd) and General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), some northern governors (past and present) among others.
State governors, who attended the ceremony included those of Borno, Kaduna , Niger, Kwara, Edo, Yobe and Zamfara States while the business class was led by muliti- billionaire businessman Alhaji Aminu Dangote and his uncle, Alhaji Aminu Dantata among several others.
Also in attendance was the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tanbuwal as well as several legislators from the North.