President Goodluck Jonathan on has congratulated the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, for attaining 50 years on the throne.
The president congratulated the Emir in Kano at the launching of a book: KIFAYU DHUA’AFA AL SUDAN, by Abdullahi Gwandu, as part of activities commemorating Bayero’s 50 years on the throne.
Jonathan who was represented by the Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar, lauded the Emir for his `immense’ contributions to peace and development of the society and applauded the contributions of the Emirate in the spread of Islamic knowledge across the country.
The president urged other traditional rulers in the country to emulate the Emir of Kano in order to leave behind lasting legacies while he promised that the Federal Government would partner with traditional institutions for on areas of development.
Speaking at the book launch, Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano State congratulated the Emir and the Emirate Council on the Emir’s golden jubilee on the throne and expressed appreciation to the Emir for his fatherly role, which, he said, had contributed to the development of the state and the nation.
In his remarks at the event, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar described the Emir as ‘a living symbol of integrity,’ and praised the monarch for his role in ensuring peaceful co-existence in the country.