Barely few hours after the Four First Class Emirs of Bichi, Karaye, Rano and Gaya paid solidarity and congratulatory visit to the Kano state governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje over his victory at Supreme Court, Kano Emir, Muhammadu Sanusi II, accompanied the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Ewuare II, as courtesy demands when he (Oba) came visiting the Emir from Benin.
At Africa House, Government House, the Emir said the Oba was in Kano to visit him (Emir) as another strategy evolved by the Oba for national integration across the nation states, through traditional institutions. Before handing over the microphone to the Oba, Emir Sanusi thanked the governor for his call for the unity among politicians in the state.
Oba Ewuare II used the opportunity to commend the governor over his call for unity among people for the development of the state, adding that, “Your Excellency Sir please even if you are offended please tamper justice with mercy.” A statement that put many in confusion, as to what the Oba was referring to.
In his remarks governor Ganduje assured all that Kano is one of the most peaceful states in the country, adding that, in Kano the issue of non-indigeneship was no more. “We have since abolished the issue of non-indigeneship. Whoever is in Kano, so long as he or she is doing lawful things, he is a citizen of Kano, irrespective of religious differences or ethnic nationality,” he said.
On the issue of the inclusion of traditional institutions in national development, he said the state government takes that very seriously, adding that, “National integration is an integral part of our life, as a state. Traditional institutions have an important role to play.”