The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi 11 has stressed the need for peaceful co-existence among ethnic communities in Nigeria, just as he charged his subjects to remain good ambassadors of Islam and the Hausa-Fulani race.
Emir Sanusi who spoke in his Palace while receiving the newly crowned Garkuwan Hausawa in Ogun, Otunba Rotimi Paseda also called on his subjects residing outside the North to respect the culture, tradition and norms of their host communities.
The first-class monarch urged northerners living in order parts of the country to remain good ambassadors of the region and ensure that they leave in peace and harmony with their host community.
He said Nigeria remained one and indivisible country, adding that Nigerians are one people irrespective of tribe, religion and other social differences.
Emir Sanusi further recalled his long-standing relationship with Oba Awujale of Ijebu Land, just as he commended Otunba Paseda for identifying with the Hausas residing in Ogun state.
“I am very happy to welcome you to my palace. I was delighted when I learnt of your goodwill to Hausas in Ogun state. I am not surprise of the good testimonies I hear about you taking cognizance of the fact that you are from a ruling house.
“Oba Awujale of Ijebu Land is a personal friend. We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship; and I feel happy for the role you are playing as the Garkuwan Hausawa to ensure cordial relationship between my people and the Yorubas. Extend my greetings to the Awujale and tell him that I look forward to visiting him soon.”
The Garkuwan Hausawa who is also the national leader of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), said he came to the palace to pay homage to Emir Sanusi and receive his blessings as the newly crowned Garkuwan Hausawa.
“I have enjoyed fruitful relationship with the Hausas in Ogun state.ause they are my brothers. I ensure that they are happy and I must tell you that they have remained as good ambassadors of the Hausa race. They live in peace with us in Ogun and I am happy to inform you that we are living in peace and we will continue to live in peace.”