Emir Sanusi gets traditional regalia

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jun 11th, 2014
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Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi received the traditional regalia yesterday, barely 24 hours after he got his letter of appointment and staff of office.

Madakin Kano and Chairman of the four-man kingmakers Council Alhaji Yusuf Nabahani Cigari Ibrahim presented the traditional apparel to Emir Sanusi at the Government House. The regalia is for the Emir’s use on the day of his official turbaning.

Also in attendance were the Makama, Alhaji Abdullahi Sarki Ibrahim; Mahe Bashir Wali Jarma, Professor Isa Hashim: (the Dallatu), Alhaji Muhammad Aliyu and the Deputy Secretary of the Emirate Council, Alhaji Sarki Waziri.

Yesterday’s ceremony and the homage-paying on the emir by Adamawa State Governor Murtala Nyako and Business mogul Aliko Dangote, among others, took place at the Government House.

The ancestral traditional regalia presented to the emir include comprises, the Holy Qur’an, the twin spear (tagwayen masu), Lagwayen masu  (Sword), Emir’s Dabo hat (malafar Sabo) and an Ostrich plumage shoes.

The Emir’s palace remained shut. But, a source at the palace said the public coronation of the emir, whose date will be announced later, would be held at the palace.

The ceremony will hold amid pomp and ceremony, with dignitaries from far and near in attendance. He said the ceremony would depict Kano’s rich traditional culture.

Nyako described Sanusi’s appointment as well deserved.

He spoke when he paid a condolence visit to Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso and Emir Sanusi over the death of Alhaji Ado Bayero.

Nyako told the Emir: “God Almighty has destined that you are going to be the 14th emir of Fulani dynasty in the state”. He prayed the  Almighty Allah to prolong his reign and to transform the state to match contemporary global challenges.

He described Emir Sanusi as knowledgeable and wise.

Emir Sanusi said: “There is a very long cordial relationship between the Kano and Adamawa emirates.”

He described the death Emir Ado Bayero as a great lost to Kano, Nigeria and Africa because he was a member of African Traditional and Religious Organisation.

“We lost a leader and father who was recognised by his subjects as just, prudent pious and who was always protecting the oppressed.”

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