Emir Of Kano Asks Residents To Use Ramadan For Special COVID-19 Prayers

Emir Ado Bayero is the 15th Emir of Kano.
Emir Aminu Ado Bayero is the 15th Emir of Kano.

 

 

Following the sighting of the moon for the month of Ramadan and its announcement by the Sultan of Sokoto, the Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has called for special prayers for an end to COVID-19.

The Emir on Friday urged residents to use the Holy Month to seek God’s intervention over the pandemic.

He also asked Kano residents to comply with the directives of the apex religious body of the Sultan’s Palace to commence the compulsory fasting for the month of Ramadan.

“God Almighty listens and hears every request we make. In this difficult situation, I urge the people of Kano State to join me in praying for an end to this pandemic, for it to be kicked out of our state and Nigeria in general.

“We must observe all the necessary personal hygiene, adhere to advice by medical experts, stay at home, and more importantly pray hard. God will surely see us through,” he said.

The Emir further urged the government to continue to intensify efforts in assisting the less privileged and needy, especially during these difficult times.

Kano Govt Appoints Nasiru Ado Bayero As New Emir Of Bichi Emirate

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The Kano state government has appointed Nasiru Ado Bayero as the new Emir of Bichi.

This was announced by the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, shortly after the former Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero, was appointed as the new Emir of Kano on Monday.

Nasiru, is the younger brother to the newly appointed Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero.

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Earlier, Muhammadu Sanusi II was removed by the state government over allegations of consistently refusing to abide by instructions given to him.

According to Usman Alhaji, the removal was in line with the recommendation of the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission which summoned the emir.

Aminu Ado Bayero Announced As New Emir Of Kano

 

Emir of Bichi Aminu Ado Bayero has been announced as the new Emir of Kano.

The announcement was made by the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji a few hours after the removal of Muhammadu Sanusi II.

The appointment takes immediate effect according to the SSG.

Usman Alhaji had explained that the state government took the decision to remove the traditional ruler over allegations of consistently refusing to abide by instructions given to him.

READ ALSO: Kano Govt Removes Sanusi As Emir

According to him, the removal was in line with the recommendation of the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission which summoned the emir.

In documents obtained by Channels Television and signed by the chairman of the commission, Sanusi was accused of obstructing the investigation of the commission.

The commission had asked the traditional ruler to respond to a petition accusing him of selling lands belonging to the Kano Emirate to the tune of N2 billion.

Sanusi had, however, secured a restriction order from a court to stop the commission from investigating him.