Governor Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe State has charged the new Emir of Kano, Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi, to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Alhaji Ado Bayero, so as to continue to sustain the peace and tranquility that prevailed during his reign.
Geidam, who was in Kano to commiserate with the people over the death of the late emir and to also pay homage to the new monarch, said the late Bayero was an apostle of peace in Kano and the country at large.
According to him, during the reign of the late Bayero, which spanned over 51 years, Kano was known for peace and tranquility.
He said: “During the reign of the late Ado Bayero, the people of Kano lived in peace among themselves. They lived together as one without religious difference.
“It is well known to all that the late Ado Bayero was a messenger of peace in Kano and Nigeria at large. Christians and Muslims would testify to this”.
Geidam said he was in Kano to commiserate with the people of Kano and to felicitate with the new emir, noting that some of the tasks confronting the new emir include ensuring peaceful co-existence in Kano and carrying his subjects without recourse to their differences.
“I am in Kano to commiserate with the government and people of Kano, the late Ado Bayero’s family, and the Kano Emirate Council over the demise of the late Ado Bayero, praying that God in his infinite mercy will forgive the deceased and grant him eternal rest”, Geidam said.
He added: “We are also in Kano to felicitate with Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. We prayed for him, requesting the almighty God to guide and protect him”.