Jonathan mourns Emir of Kano

The Emir of Kano receiving the President Photo: SaharaReporters

Mr. Bayero, 83, died on Friday and will be buried according to Islamic rights by 4 p.m. 

The Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday mourned the death of the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero.

The Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, said the president received the news of the Emir’s death with immense sadness.

Mr. Bayero, 83, died on Friday and will be buried according to Islamic rights by 4 p.m.

He became Emir of Kano in 1963 and the second most important Muslim leader in Northern Nigeria.

Mr. Jonathan on behalf of his family, the Federal Government and Nigerians commiserated with the deceased family and the entire people of Kano State.

The president stated that Mr. Bayero’s uncommon leadership qualities and evident faith in the peace, unity, progress, and prosperity of Nigeria made him one of the most respected traditional rulers in the country during his long and very successful reign.

He said he believed that the Emir will always be remembered and honoured by the people of Kano and all Nigerians for his immense wisdom and competence as a traditional ruler, as well as for using his exalted throne to build bridges of unity, friendship and harmony across the nation.

Noting that Mr. Bayero was one of the most decent and respectable Nigerians he had the privilege of interacting with, Mr. Jonathan prayed that the almighty Allah receives the soul of the Emir and grants Kano people a worthy successor that will carry on his good work.

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