the newly Coronated Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero

From Bello Wakili (Abuja)

President Muhammadu Buhari has extolled the virtues of Alhaji Ado Bayero, the late Emir of Kano, describing him as a man of remarkable culture and principles.

He also stated that the late Ado Bayero was a man who staked his own life at several junctures in the defense of his people and urged his son and new Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero to copy the example of his father.

The President made this known in a letter sent to the new Emir at his coronation ceremony read and presented by the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, CFR, who is also an uncle to the new Emir.

President Buhari shared some memories and anecdotes of his interactions with the late Emir whom he said was his friend.

The President said he remembered with nostalgia, the passion and commitment he always exhibited in pursuit of any cause he believed in, a distinctive character that almost cost him his life prematurely on January 19th, 2013 because of his vociferous stand against Boko Haram terrorists.

He expressed belief in Aminu Ado Bayero, saying, he had confidence that the present Emir would exhibit such leadership qualities and much more as he had demonstrated in the few months of his Emirship.

In the letter as delivered by the special delegation, President Buhari extended “deep and wholehearted congratulations to Aminu Ado Bayero for his ascension to the throne of his fore-fathers as the 15th Fulani Emir of Kano from Sullubawa Clan, culminating in a well-deserved installation scheduled to take place today.

The President prayed for the success of the Emir, saying he looked forward to his contributions to uplifting the people of Kano Emirate in particular and the nation in general, assuring him of his “total support for him to leave a sustainable legacy.”

Those who accompanied the Chief of Staff on the the President’s delegation to the event included Ministers of Defense, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd), Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, Water Resources, Engineer Sulaiman Adamu, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika as well as the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu and Yusuf Buhari, the President’s son.