Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nasiru Bayero, the emir of Bichi to help in uniting the country and ridding the country of divisiveness.
Mr Buhari stated this on Saturday at the presentation of staff of office to Bayero by Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
Bayero was appointed emir of Bichi by Ganduje in 2019 following a split of the Kano emirate into five.
Speaking at the event, on Saturday, the Nigerian leader described the creation of additional emirates in the state as historic and innovative.
“Your turbaning at a providential time like this in the history of our country when the prevailing social and socioeconomic conditions have created an opportunity for emerging leaders to display their qualities and work earnestly for continued peace and unity,” Buhari, who was represented by Ibrahim Gambari, his chief of staff said.
He added further that “your father, my friend the late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, was a symbol of unity, not only within his Kingdom but also within Northern Nigeria and the whole country.
“I remember with nostalgia, the passion and commitment he always exhibited in the pursuit of anything he believed in, a distinctive character that almost cost him his life prematurely on 19th January, 2013 because of his vociferous stand against the Boko Haram terrorists.”
By Abel Ejikeme