- Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi (II), on Tuesday, August 13, paid a surprise homage to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje
- There had been a prolonged rift between the emir and Ganduje over the creation of new emirates in the state
- Sanusi, however, told the people of the state to continue to support government’s efforts toward ensuring security of lives and property
Despite the frosty relationship between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir Muhammad Sanusi (II), over the creation of four additional emirates in Kano state, the latter on Tuesday, August 13, paid a traditional Sallah homage to the former.
The Nation reports that the monarch, who arrived at government house at about 9:30am, accompanied by over nine district heads – all dressed in royal regalia alongside their horses were received by Ganduje amidst pomp and ceremony.
Legit.ng gathered that after the emir was ushered into the African House, he sat beside the governor.
It was reported that the palace guards, who were clad in their unique green and red combination of flowing gown, sat in front of the emir and occasionally praised the royal father.
During the meeting, Ganduje expressed satisfaction over his administration’s effort to provide adequate security, emphasising that over 99 per cent of kidnapping attempts have been foiled through the collaboration of all the relevant security agencies.
The governor added that plans have been concluded to recover ransoms paid to kidnappers by the victims’ families.
Ganduje also said he would hold talks with President Alpha Conde of Guinea Conakry, focusing on trade relations between the state and Guinea.
The emir called on the good people of the state to continue to support government’s efforts toward ensuring security of lives and property as well as improving the standard of education.
It was learnt that two hours after the traditional homage, no fewer than 10 deafening canon shots were fired into the air in quick succession to signal the emir’s departure from the government house, in a horse convoy through designated routes in the metropolis to Kofa Kudu (emir’s palace).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Ganduje said his administration would not tolerate any act of sabotage that would undermine the progress of the newly created emirates in the state.
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