Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, on Wednesday, presented letters of appointment to the newly appointed Emirs of Kano and Bichi, Aminu Bayero and Nasiru Bayero, at Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano.
The uncle of the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, who doubled as a senior councillor in the emirate, Abbas Sanusi (Galadiman Kano), as well as his son and state chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Abbas, were absent at the event
Messers Sanusi and Abbas were reportedly among the contenders of the Kano throne but lost to sons of the late emir, Ado Bayero.
Newsmen on Tuesday reported the resignation of deposed Sanusi’s half brother and principal private secretary to the emir, Mujataba Abba, who also relinquished his traditional title of Falakin Kano.
However, Emirs of Rano and Karaye were in attendance, while the Emir of Gaya sent in a representative.
Igbo, Yoruba leaders along with leaders of other ethnic minorities were also there to show their support and solidarity to the new emirs.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Ganduje said: “I am delighted because Kano people are happy. It is celebration, it is celebration, it is celebration and it is happiness, it is happiness and it is happiness all over Kano State. And even beyond.
“Here we are when two of the sons of our revered late Emir Alhaji Ado Bayero, have become First Class Emirs. Born by the same mother and the same father. This is the first time such a thing is happening in the history of the state.”
He assured that all the emirs in the state would work together for the development of the state.
“It is very important to clearly understand that your main duty, as fathers, is to serve your people and humanity in general. I urge you to participate actively in government departmental projects, policies and programmes.”
Mr Ganduje revealed that his administration took stock of developmental projects needed by all the emirates across the state.
He said he would do everything possible to see that development gets across to all nooks and crannies of the state.
“We will discharge this responsibility placed on our shoulders. All we need is your prayers and support. We are also assuring His Excellency of our good support and loyalty for the development of the state and the nation in general,” the monarch said.