- The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has honoured the position of the Emir of Zazzau, Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as he bowed before him
- In a short video on Twitter, the governor could be seen on his knees as he paid respect to the monarch
- Many who engaged the video praised the governor for his humility and how he acted customarily
The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El Rufai, on Wednesday, October 14, demonstrated great respect to custom as he kneeled and bowed before the Emir of Zazzau, Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli.
According to a Twitter handle identified as Zazzau Emirate, "bowing before a king is a customary act of allegiance in Hausa/Fulani tradition".
Recall that Bamalli succeeded Alhaji Shehu Idris as he was named the 19th Emir of Zazzau. Idris who died on Sunday, September 20, was on the throne for 45 years.
His death was described as a national loss and an end to an era by prominent Nigerians. With this appointment, Bamalli becomes the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years after his grandfather Emir Dan Sidi died in 1920.
In the video that has been watched hundreds of times on Twitter, the governor could be seen on his knees.
He stayed on his knees for several seconds amidst camera flashes with his hands folded before he got up and ushered the monarch to sit.
The clip has drawn several comments from people as many had a lot to say. As at the time of writing this report, it has over 1,000 likes.
Watch the video below:
Below are some of the comments:
"The little but mighty man always respects and gives time to tradition as well as culture."
"It is a mark of respect. May King live long."
"Yah that's how it suppose to be."
"I really like d style leadership of this brave gentle man (El rufa'i)."
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In similar news of popular politicians paying respect, Legit.ng earlier reported that a photograph showed former president Olusegun Obasanjo in Akure, Ondo state, with Pa Reuben Fasoranti, who recently marked his birthday.
What he did as seen in the photograph made it more newsworthy. To honour the 94-year-old Pa Fasoranti, an elder statesman, whose house Obasanjo visited, the former president sat on the floor.
In a picture, the former president could be seen on the floor, wearing a smile with his signature cap on.
The camera captured the 94-year-old sitting on the chair. Beside Obasanjo on the floor was Basorun Seinde Arogbofa.