The governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, have attended the Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai.
Over 2000 policymakers, thinkers and business leaders from around the world gathered in Dubai to take part in the two-day summit hosted by the Dubai Chamber, the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC).
Speaking about the event, His Excellency Mohammad Al Gergawi, the chairman of the DIEDC, said that the summit laid the foundations of solutions to current challenges, and highlighted the possibilities offered by the growth opportunities in all sectors of the Islamic economy.
“One of our principle aims in hosting this summit was to achieve synergy between the various sectors of the Islamic economy – the summit has underlined the importance of such collaboration if we are to unlock the full potential of this unique ecosystem," he added.
See some photos from the summit below:
A week ago, Emir Sanusi won the Global Islamic Finance Leadership Award. The Emir was acknowledged for his advocacy of Islamic banking in Nigeria and his leadership role in promoting ethics and social responsibility in Islamic banking and finance.
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Recently, the Emir of Kano had an important meeting with the officials of Saudi Arabia over the investigation of the Hajj tragedy that claimed hundreds of lives.
Sanusi lamented that despite the security measures taken the exercise ended in a horrible stampede, and requested a transparent investigation from Saudi authorities.