Emir Of Kano Canvasses Support For El-Rufai
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II yesterday, urged the people of Kaduna State to provide the enabling environment and support the governor-elect, Malam Nasir El-Rufai for the transformation and development that had eluded the former headquarters of the old Northern region.
According to the Emir who led Kano Emirate Council’s delegation after congratulating the governor-elect, said the people of Kaduna State have elected a competent and capable governor who will provide sound leadership. The traditional ruler also counseled the people in the state irrespective of religion, ethnicity and political inclinations to pray and support El-Rufai for peace and even development.
The Emir, who assured that El-Rufai would provide strong leadership, good governance and unite the diverse peoples and faith communities of Kaduna State, charged the former FCT minister to remain focused on responsive and dedicated leadership, while urging him never to lose his connection to the people.
The Emir, who recalled his decades of friendship with El-Rufai, said that he was delighted “that Nigerians with such ability and experience are stepping forward to offer themselves for leadership.” Sanusi prayed that God would grant El-Rufai a successful tenure and bless the people of Kaduna State.
Commending the Emir for the visit, El-Rufai praised Sanusi for his prominent role in helping to provide a positive redefinition of traditional leadership.
He said “I am grateful and humbled by your visit and prayers, I promise the people of Kaduna that I will not disappoint them. I will govern with fear of Almighty God and will unite our diverse people towards attaining real development.
“Our doors are open to all segments of our society, we will be listening government and conscious of common good and to the glory of Almighty God. I will not let our citizens down by the grace of God.”