Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State has described the appointment of Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano as well deserved, saying it had been divinely ordained that Sanusi would be the 14th emir of the ancient northern city.
He said this when he paid a condolence visit to Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso and Sanusi over the death of the late Emir, Alhaji Ado Bayero and to congratulate Sanusi on his appointment as the new emir, at the Government House in Kano.
Nyako told the new emir that “God Almighty has destined that you are going to be the 14th emir of Fulani dynasty in the state”, and prayed to Allah to prolong his reign so as to transform the state.
While commending Gov. Kwankwaso for picking Sanusi – who has vast experience and is knowledgeable – over other eligible successors, Nyako prayed to Allah to grant the soul of the late Ado Bayero eternal rest.
In his response, the new emir disclosed that there was a cordial relationship between Kano and Adamawa emirates.
He described the death of the former emir as a great loss not only to Kano or Nigeria, but also to the entire African continent because he was a member of the African Traditional and Religious Organisation.
He said: “We lost a leader and father who was recognised by his subjects as a just, prudent and pious leader”.