From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Hundreds of members of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, (NYCN) and National Association of Kano State Students (NAKSS) on Friday paid a solidarity visit to the new Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, describing the creation of four new emirates as a welcome development, designed to encourage socio-economic development in Kano state.
They expressed strong support for the creation of Bichi emirate and described the Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero as a well-groomed royal father with rich knowledge and experience of the Bichi cultural heritage.
They displayed placards with various inscriptions describing Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as a leader with foresight and the interest of the people at heart.
In his address during the visit, NAKSS chairman, Comrade Aliyu Hydar Maikasuwa noted that the creation of the new emirates was a good step towards the right direction.
According to him, Governor Ganduje deserves commendation to have created the emirates which he said will spread development to the people.
He added that, “we have come to the palace to show our solidarity with His Highness, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero. We align ourselves with Governor Ganduje’s action and we make bold to say that his decision deserve commendation.
“Kano state is the most populous state in the country and we see nothing wrong in the creation of the new emirates. We are also aware of the fact that these emirates have been in existence years back and Governor Ganduje’s decision to upgrade the emirates and appoint first class Emirs to man them is what every leader with foresight will do.
“We also wish to use this opportunity to urge those who are opposed to the creation of these new emirates to think twice and lend their support to this noble cause that is designed to develop Kano, ensure peace, security and unity across the state.”
Also speaking, NYCN Kano chapter chairman, Comrade Kabiru Ado Lakwaya said the group was delighted over Governor Ganduje’s decision to carve out new emirates, adding that it is in line with the Gandujiyya administration agenda for ensuring unity and development in Kano state and Nigeria in particular.
According to him, Kano people have for long anticipated for the creation of the new emirates, pointing out that the step was taken towards enhancing the life and welfare of the good people of Kano State.
Lakwaya said they were at the palace to pay homage to the new first class Emir, pointing out that the decision of creating four new additional Emirates in Kano was a positive development which will upgrade the standard of living of the populace.
He added that that they were in full support of the decision taken by Ganduje, especially with egards to the calibre of personalities he appointed as Emirs of the new Emirates.
In his response, Emir Aminu Ado Bayero thanked the youths for the visit, stating that he will continue to use his good office to ensure peace, unity and progress of the people.
He appealed to the people to embrace peace and support Governor Ganduje’s efforts towards ensuring that the lost glory of Kano state is restored.
Emir Aminu Ado Bayero also charged youths in Kano to be good ambassadors of the state through adherence to moral upbringing according to the dictates of Islam.
The first class Emir urged youths to shun immoral acts, and contribute to Governor Ganduje’s efforts of moving the state forward.
Bayero explained that youths were regarded as future leaders, hence they should exhibit all sense of responsibility and nationalism with the aim of developing the state and the nation at large.
The Emir advised youths to continue to adhere strictly to the rule of law, and shun all acts of criminality.