Nigeria’s unity is sacrosanct – Emir of Kano

Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero

The Emir welcomed President Jonathan to his palace.

The Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, on Saturday said the unity of Nigeria remains sacrosanct as he pledges that the traditional institution will continue to work toward keeping the country united.

The Emir spoke when President Goodluck Jonathan paid him homage in his palace in Kano.

The President was in Kano on an official visit to the Emir, who had taken ill and was recuperating.

Welcoming the President to his palace, the Emir, who spoke through an interpreter, said that “Nigeria is one and the Emirate will work with other traditional institutions to keep it indivisible.”

He commended the Jonathan administration for the efforts at keeping the country at peace despite daunting security challenges. He noted that nothing could be greater than peaceful co-existence and tranquility in the society.

Mr. Bayero thanked the president and the federal government for the solidarity and support during his travail and ill health. He assured the President of his support and that of the emirate in steering Nigeria.

Mr. Jonathan said he was in Kano to pay homage to the traditional ruler and to thank the emirate for the efforts at keeping Kano State peaceful.

He said his administration was always open to receive wise counsel and advice from the traditional institutions. He wished the Emir good health and called on him to continue to guide and encourage the political leadership.

Speaking to journalists at the palace shortly after the visit, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and a Kano Prince, Lamido Sanusi, said the Emir’s message was instructive and supportive.

“The position of the Emir is very clear. He is always praying for peaceful co-existence. The Emir said this is one country, one indivisible nation with one president.

“He said they will continue to support the president as he continues to work and create an environment in which every Nigeria will feel he belongs.

“I am sure that the message is encouraging and it is a message of support, prayers for peace and development and also for the unity and serenity of this country,” he said.

Earlier on arrival at the Aminu Kano international Airport, the president and his entourage was received by a state delegation led by the state Deputy Governor, Abdullahi Gandoje.



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  • BlackieUmukoro

    Kwankaso missing in action. APC’s politics of hate and division is not what Nigeria desires now

    • ABB

      No. You got it wrong Blackie the blackmailer. It people like you that preach intolerance and hatred among communities.

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Me, a blackmailer, no way. But, mind your language, its so full of hate venom. Take it easy Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

    • Issei

      So what if he didn’t receive the preident,this is federal republic of Nigeria.and states are the fedarating units.ogogoro head may be you are still drunk.

  • AAA

    @ Blackie ppl like keep saying what they don’t know. The president was well received by the state delegation led by the deputy of Kano. The governor can delegate his deputy to undake tasks.

  • Abu Fatima

    Thump up gov. Kwankwaso for not receiving the pre sido. We are solidly behind you.

  • Garden-City Boy

    He was misinterpreted since he spoke only in awusa through an interpreter. Everybody, including this raghead knows that there is nothing sacrosanct about Nigeria. Even if the man said so, which is very, very doubtful, he wouldn’t be making any sense because no one appointed him spokesman. Nobody shares his absurd idea. Can someone point to one word standing for “sacrosanct” in the awusa he spoke. Nobody, of course. It is only ethical that newspaper reporters desist from puttting words in the mouths of the illiterate segment of society or misquote/misinterpret them for the sake of sensationalism.

  • APC Governors have made Nigerians to know that their party means ANTI PEOPLE CONGRESS (APC); confronting even the president of this country nigeria. For the indivisibility of Nigeria, “IF NEED BE HEAVEN WILL INTERVENE” in the name of Jesus!

  • Taster

    There is no other choice beside a united Nigeria, but must be void of the blood of the innocent, and to restructure the system to be pro-people and not anti-people as we are witnessing every now and then.

  • chiedoziee harrimann

    They said is a secrete meeting. What a joke! 2015 campaign for Jonathan officially on the road. They will take your millions from you, hey! Remember Peter Odili? Take from his experience.

  • emmanuel

    Unity sacrosant? Why not, if your family must keep the oil block awarded to them which they have fed on for years now? Meanwhile, a lot of first class traditional rulers in the Niger Delta do not have a goose to protect?

    These blood sucker need to come to the table to negotiate the future of this country. That garulous CBN governor dey talk about the Emirs statement as instructive, na im fault?

    Weda dem like am or not, I know say mgbati gbati people are coming to the table with regional government, South South and South East. Let is see how it goes.

    If Jonathan like make he talk say no No go areas!

  • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

    The man was not in Kano for the people of Kano. The governor is therefore under no obligation to receive him. Let shekarau take him there. It is a PDP affair.

    The visit is not a state or official visit. he has no project to commission, lauch or lay foundation of. do you call such a visit state visit?