Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has congratulated the newly elected Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on his ascendance of the exalted position.
The Governor wished the former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor long and fruitful reign as he assumed office as the 57th Emir and hoped that his emergence would further cement the long standing bond between the people of Kano and their brothers and sisters in Lagos and across the country with whom, he said, they have been living in peace and harmonious relationship.
Fashola noted that the election was a deserving feat for the former CBN helmsman who has endeared himself to the Nigerian public for his brilliance, courage, professionalism and tact, saying his tenure as CBN boss was very eventful and quite useful to moving the country forward.
Praying that the reign of the new Emir would bring lasting peace and progress to the country, the Governor wished him long life and congratulated the people of the ancient City, the Governor and the government of Kano and Nigerians generally for making the right choice.
The new Emir’s tenure as CBN Governor officially ended two days before the former Emir, Alhaji (Dr.) Ado Bayero passed on after 50 years on the throne. His assumption of the throne is, in a way, “keeping a date with destiny” because he has, for a long time, wished it as his next assignment after leaving the CBN job.
HAKEEM BELLO, SPECIAL ADVISER ON MEDIA TO H.E