Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has described Kano state as home to all Nigerians, considering its level of tolerance, irrespective of ethnicity.
Osinbajo made this remark on Saturday at the coronation ceremony of Aminu Ado Bayero as the 15th Emir of Kano.
In a statement by Laolu Akande, his spokesperson, Professor Osinbajo noted that the state has done well in terms of promoting economic growth for the country.
“It is only the tolerance of the culture of Kano, where opposite ideas can co-exist peacefully, that you could have a thriving free-market economy, with several millionaires and yet also be the base of radical left of centre political ideas,” he said.
“This is after all the city of the socialist man of the masses, Mallam Aminu Kano and many of his disciples. Kano is also the home of the richest man in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote.
“We are all proud of this city; proud of its legacy of tolerance and warmth and very proud that it indeed remains home to all and for all Nigerians, regardless of tribe and ethnicity, and the melting pot of diverse tribes and cultures assimilated into a robust, vibrant and cohesive whole.”