Ohanaeze Ndigbo felicitates with Ado Bayero as 15th Emir of Kano
By Kalu Nwokoro Idika
The apex Igbo sociocultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has joined other well meaning Nigerians to felicitate with Alhaji Ado Bayero at his coronation as the 15th Emir of Kano
In a statement sent to Elombahnews and signed by the groups Publicity Secretary, Alex Ogbonnia acknowledged the cordial relationship that have existed between the Igbos and the Kano Emirate Council for over a century.
Ohanaeze however prayed to almighty to grant the Emir long life and special grace on the throne.
The statement read, “The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide joins the good people of Kano State and millions of Nigerians to felicitate with Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero at his coronation as the 15th Emir of Kano.
“The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide led by Ambassador Professor George Obiozor acknowledges the cordial relationship that exists between the Igbos and the Kano Emirate Council for over a century. Such warm relationship was exemplified in the relationship between your father, the Late Alh. Ado Bayero and Chief Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the Ikemba Nnewi; Chief Godwin Nwalusi, Ezeigbo 1 of Kano; Chief Obi Okonkwo, Ezeigbo 11 of Kano, Chief Barr O. T. Nnadi, Ezeigbo 111 and the Chief Boniface Ibekwe, the current Ezeigbo Kano, Member of Kano Emirate Council and the National Chairman of all Ethnic Traditional Leaders.
“It is gratifying that the warm relationship between the Igbos and the good people of Kano has served immense socio-economic purposes; some of which were expressed through the immortal remarks made by the late Alh. Sanusi Dantata while commenting on the Igbo friendliness, hard work and cosmopolitanism. This explains why in Kano, Ndigbo are unarguably the next in population after the indigenes.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo has followed with keen interest, your footsteps, track records of administrative competence and accomplishments as the District Head of Dala, Turakin Kano, Wamban Kano, the revered position of Galadiman Kano and the Emir of Bichi. In each of the positions, Your Eminence had exhibited uprightness, dignity, empathy, high ethical and moral dispositions, magnanimity and candour.
“While praying to the Almighty to grant Your Eminence long life and special grace on the throne, please accept the assurances of our esteemed regards.”