From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
The remains of Princess Maryam Ado Bayero, wife of late Emir Ado Abdullahi Bayero, was committed to mother-earth Monday evening.
She was buried according to Islamic rites after prayers and last respect at Kofar Kudu, Emir Palace, Kano.
The Chief Imam of Kano, Emeritus Professor Muhammad Sani Zahraddeen, led people for the funeral prayer and prayed for the deceased, at about 7 p.m.
He body left Cairo, Egypt on Monday and landed at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from where she was flown to Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), and was escorted to Emir Palace by a mammoth crowd.
A high-powered delegation from the presidency, accompanied by Governor Abddullahi Umar Ganduje and members of his cabinet received the remains the the Bayero Matriarch at the airport, alongside other dignitaries and a sea of sympathizers.
All the First Class Emirs in Kano and other top traditional title holders were also present during the funeral prayers.
The Sultan of Sokoto was also present to receive the body of the Princess who married an Emir and also have birth to two First Class reigning Emirs—-Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero (Emir of Kano) and Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero (Emir of Bichi).
Governor Ganduje, with the Federal Government delegation led by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari with Ministers of Defence, Justice, Aviation, and Water Resources, Sultan of Sokoto, who was represented by Wazirin Sokoto, Emirs of Hadejia, Ningi, Kazaure, Abaji, Matawallen Borno among many Emirs and esteemed dignitaries, witnessed the funeral.
Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Ado Bayero with other family members, escorted the body of the late mother to Kano.
Thousands of sympathisers were at the Airport to also witness the arrival of the late mother.
Many roads were blocked with multitudes of other sympathisers from the Airport down to the Emir’s palace.
At the Emir of Kano Palace, Prof. Gambari appreciated the life and times of the late mother, Hajiya Maryam Ado Bayero, (Mai Babban Daki).
According to him, “her royal blood extended to many generations from both sides of her parents. And Alhamdulillah she was the mother of the two Emirs of Kano and Bichi Emirates.”
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased mother.
In his response Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, while commending the Federal and state governments for the show of concern and respect to them, described the late mother as, “a mother for all. We never saw her as only our mother, she was a mother to all. And that was what she exhibited when she was alive.
“On behalf of Kano and Bichi Emirates, other Emirates in the state, government and people of Kano state, we are very grateful for this all-important condolence visit.”
He commended the state government for all the support rendered to the Palace since the emergence of the Emir to the throne to date, particularly what the state government did during the medical treatment of the deceased.