Photos From Emir Of Kano Coronation
Emir of Kano, Lamido Muhammad Sanusi II been officially confirmed as the 14th Emir of Kano.
Although he has been on the throne since the 8th of June, 2014 after the demise of the immediate past Emir, Alhaji Dr. Ado Abdullahi Bayero, today's coronation is an official ceremonial ritual for the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor who takes the oath of office as the New Emir of Kano.
He was presented with his staff of office by the king makers of the Emirate council signifying the official beginning of his time as the Emir of Kano.
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Present at the event were former Nigerian leaders, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) and General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), House of Representatives Speaker, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, Traditional rulers, Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar and Emir of Dutse, Governors Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State, Kashim Shettima of Borno State, Babangida Aliyu of Niger, Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano. US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, his Canadian andItalian counterparts among others.
Meanwhile, no representative of the presidency was at the event, including the Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau who is the Sardauna of Kano.
See the photos below (Photos courtesy Linda Ikeji and Barbara Barungi):
The Emir recently advised Nigerians not to vote into power, people he described as persecutors.