The Chairman, Northern States Governors Forum, Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, on Monday congratulated Alhaji Lamido Sanusi, on his emergence as the new Emir of Kano.
The chairman of the forum whose congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Israel Ebije, said the ascension of the new emir marked a beginning of a new era, adding that he was indeed stepping into a shoe he must learn how to properly adapt to.
He urged the new Emir to rule without partisan consideration, asking him to emulate the traits of the late Ado Bayero, who endeared himself to everybody in his domain regardless of their religious or ethnic background.
“Let me congratulate the new Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, over his ascension as Emir of Kano. God has granted him the position and he must sustain the legacies of Ado Bayero especially in maintaining peace within Kano State, the North and Nigeria as a whole.
“The Northern States Governors Forum is indeed very happy for him and we congratulate him. It is however instructive to intimate that the position of Emir has nothing to do with being partisan or selective. It is a fatherly position where everybody must be carried along as one family regardless of religion, ethnicity or interest.
“Let me also pledge the continuous support of the forum in ensuring that he is obliged all that he needs to excel. We are aware of the fact that the traditional institution remains a focal point where political office holders can rally around for administrative, spiritual and moral support to deliver on good leadership towards giving the people the best of dividend of democracy,” the statement said.