Kano State governor, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Wednesday expressed optimism that great reform will be witnessed in Kano with the appointment of former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as its new emir based on his vast western and Islamic education, as well as his wealth of experience in the public and private sectors of the economy.
“The appointment of Sanusi would be a blessing to the people of the state, looking at his rich credentials and exposure. I hope that people would cooperate with him to enable him to serve them better,” said Kwankwaso at the Government House, Kano when former Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Rashid visited the state to commiserate with the citizens over the demise of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero and to congratulate the new emir, Alhaji Sanusi.
According to him, the present administration was committed towards choosing the best for the people of the state in all areas of human endeavours, pointing out that this was what a leader was supposed to do for his people, as anything less would be counter-productive to the society.
Kwankwaso thanked the Emir of Gwandu for offering condolences to the people of Kano and for making encouraging observations in respect of the ongoing physical transformation in the state.
Alhaji Rashid, while speaking earlier said that the late emir, Ado Bayero, had done a lot for the progress of Islam not only in the state but in the nation. He prayed that Allah would grant him eternal rest.
The emir of Gwandu said in 1915, it took 40 days of rioting when one of his great grandfathers was appointed Emir of Gwandu.
The emir spoke elaborately about the ongoing infrastructural revolution in the state, appealing to Nigerian governors to emulate Governor Kwankwaso’s vision so as to make the country great, particularly in the area of education.