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Breaking: Aminu Ado Bayero emerges new Emir of Kano


UPDATE: The Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje has approved the appointment of His Highness Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero as the 15th Emir of Kano, after the nomination of 3 prospective candidates by the Kano Emirate Kingmakers.

Our earlier report:

Barring any last minute change of mind Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero will emerge new Emir of Kano our correspondent has learnt.

Ado Bayero is currently the Emir of Bichi. He was appointed as Emir of Bichi in 2019, when the Kano state government balkanised the Emirate.

Investigation revealed that Ado Bayero’s father became emir of Kano when Sanusi’s father was dethroned in 1963.

Although, a security source revealed that two other names are with the government as tradition demanded. The persons include the Galadima Kano, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi and the district head of Nassarawa, Nasiru Ado Bayero.

The source was however certain Aminu Ado Bayero was the leading candidate as at press time.

Aminu, a Mass Communication graduate of Bayero University, Kano, was first appointed as district head of Nasarawa in 1990 by his late father. He was named the emir of Bichi in 2019 after Kano State governor Umaru Ganduje divided the Kano Emirate into four.

Before being named the emir of Bichi, Ado Bayero was named district head of Nassarawa and Dan Maje Kano in 1990 by his late father Ado Bayero.

He was later promoted to Dan Buran Kano and then named Turakin Kano.

Ado Bayero was also Sarkin Dawakin Sakarin Gida Kano before elevated to Wamban Kano and then named emir of Bichi.

Many critics had condemned the Kano State governor when Ganduje balkanised the emirate. They said the government divided the Emirate because Ganduje (also known as Gandollar following the widely circulated video of the governor stuffing wads of Dollar notes allegedly used to bribe him by state contractors inside his babariga) wanted to get at Sanusi.

However, Ado Bayero said that the division of the Kano Emirate into four was necessary. He, however, said he would have loved the emirate to remain as one.

“I didn’t wish anything to divide the Kano emirate but time has brought about change and new developments, which we all need to accept in good faith,” Ado Bayero said at a press conference on May 17.

“We pray that the new development will be to the betterment of the people of Kano and the society in general. And my ultimate prayers are for peace to reign in Kano”, he stated back then.

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