President Goodluck Jonathan Friday in Abuja praised the wise, competent and diligent leadership of Kano by its Emir, Alhaji Ado Bayero, which, he said, has prevented extremists, terrorists and insurgents from establishing firm roots there.
Speaking at an audience with a delegation from Alhaji Ado Bayero led by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and Dan Majen Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, President Jonathan said that the nation owed the Emir a huge debt of gratitude for his efforts which have greatly helped to prevent Kano’s large population of youth from falling under the influence of extremists.
The President restated his condemnation of the recent terrorist attack on Alhaji Ado Bayero which, he said, was most reprehensible.
“We thank God Almighty for sparing his life. We will continue to pray that God should grant him many more years of fruitful service to the people of Kano and Nigeria,” President Jonathan told members of the delegation who were at the Presidential Villa to convey the Emir’s appreciation for the President’s support and representation at recent celebrations to mark the Emir’s 50th year on the throne.
Declaring that the Emir was one of the most decent and respectable Nigerians he has had the privilege of interacting with, the President said that Alhaji Bayero’s successful rulership of Kano for over 50 years was quite significant and worthy of celebration.
The Governor of the Central Bank who spoke on behalf of the delegation, which also included Prince Ahmed Ado Bayero, Mallam Abdulqadir Mustafa and Mallam Munir Sanusi, said that Alhaji Ado Bayero greatly appreciated President Jonathan’s interest, support, goodwill and representation at all the major events organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ascension to the throne of the Emirate of Kano.
He delivered a personal letter of appreciation from Alhaji Ado Bayero to the President.
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