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New Kano Emir, Sanusi makes first entry into his palace


The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lami­do Sanusi, Friday, relocated to his palace, after five days of lodging at the Government House, Kano, following the disturbance that broke out in the wake of his appoint­ment.

The Emir departed Gov­ernment House at 3.30 pm, accompanied by some mem­bers of the Kano Executive Council, some local govern­ment council chairmen and some members of the tradi­tional institution led by the Wambai Kano, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi and the Wali Kano, Alhaji Mahe Bashir Wali.

Alhaji Sanusi drove home with the official car of the Emir. On arrival, he alighted and rode on the back of a horse into the palace, making his entry through a specially constructed passage, tradi­tionally meant for new Emirs to make their first entry into the palace.

It will be recalled that the palace area had been under heavy secu­rity since June 6 follow­ing the demise of the former Emir and the protests that trailed the choice of the new monarch.

Earlier in the day, Sanusi performed his first official function as the Emir of Kano at the Government House, where he led the Friday Ju­mat (congregational) prayer.

In his sermon to the con­gregation, Alhaji Sanusi called for unity among Mus­lims and stressed the need for peace and harmony in the state and the country.

Sanusi promised to be fair, just and transparent in the discharge of his responsibilities.

The new emir said that Allah gave power to whom he wanted and that he might not be the best among the candidates, but God had chosen him to lead.

Sanusi also appealed to Muslims to always return to God in time of difficulties for divine intervention.

The emir said “I urge Muslims to draw my attention to whatever wrong I have committed, for I know that to err is human, but to forgive is God.”

Meanwhile, the 7th Day Prayer for the repose of the soul of the former Emir of Kano, late Alhaji Ado Bayero was held in Kano on Friday. It was led by promi­nent Imams in the state; notable among them are Sheikh Ahmed Suleiman, Sheikh Aminudeen Abuba­kar, Sheikh Abba Koki and Sheikh Nasir Adams. Also in attendance was the deputy governor of the state, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje.




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