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Why I accepted to be one of Kano’s new emirs – Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero


Why I accepted to be one of Kano’s new emirs – Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero

The newly appointed Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, on Thursday, explained why he accepted the position.

Bayero dismissed as untrue the notion that he took the position to spite former Central Bank of Nigeria’s [CBN] governor and the current Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Speaking in a press conference, Bayero said he accepted the office in good faith because time has changed.

Bayero said history has it that

“From 1963 when his late father became Emir of Kano till date, a lot of changes had taken happened and would continue to happen.

“Let me give example with myself. l was appointed Danmajen Kano I 1990 by my late dad; I later became Danburan Kano, then Turakin Kano to Sarkin Tsakar Gida and finally to Wamban Kano it may interest you to know that l have never gone to anybody asking for any of these appointments.

“Again from the time my late dad became emir to the time he died, he saw a lot of changes and he accepted them in good faith. Historically the Police, Prisons, customs, Judges and schools were initially under the Emirates, but as time went by, they separated and our forefathers had accepted the changes.

“For me, having five Emirs in Kano will not affect its development. lf the Emirs have the concern about the development of Kano, they can work together and move the state forward. There is no difference between all of us.” 

While commenting on the relationship with the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll, Bayero noted that

“Sanusi is my brother. He has respect for me and I have respect for him. l am from a royal family. When he was appointed Emir, I was among the first set of people that paid homage to him and l gave him my support and l will continue to support him.

“So, because I am appointed Emir, l don’t think he will not support me to succeed in all my undertakings. l have no grudges against him whatsoever and I don’t think he has any against me.”

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