On Saturday, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje presented the Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Ado-Bayero, the staff of office as the second Emir of Bichi.
Bichi was one of the newly created emirates by Ganduje’s administration, according to the Nigerian News Agency.
In addition to the existing Kano Emirate Council, other newly constituted emirates were Rano, Gaya, and Karaye.
On Friday, the Emir wedded his daughter to President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf.
Ganduje said the state government acknowledged the sacrifices made by traditional institutions in ensuring peace and stability in the state after presenting the Emir with the staff of office.
According to Ganduje, traditional institutions’ contributions prompted the administration to form the new emirates in order to spread development to rural areas.
He asked the Emir and other Emirs in the state to continue to work with the government to ensure the safety of people and property.
The governor implored the Emir to continue to be a father figure to all of his citizens.
The new Emir promised to be just and fair to all people in the emirate in his acceptance address.
Ado-Bayero asked residents of the emirate to make greater efforts to enroll their children in basic education.
He urged the government and other development partners to keep doing their share to combat desertification.
“I am calling on people to plant trees, enroll their children in schools and report suhespicious persons to the traditional institutions and relevant security agencies for prompt action,” he said.
NAN reports that the emir was presented with traditional instruments of office.
The event was attended by ministers, state governors, traditional rulers, members of national and state assemblies.
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