Emir of Kano seeks peace on Sallah celebration

By Acheme Jack, Kano


The Emir of Kano Mohammad Sanusi II has urged Muslims to remain peaceful in their day to day activities even after the holy month of Ramadan as contained in the teaching of Islam.

Sanusi made the call in a sermon shortly after the Eid el Fitr prayers at kofar Mata Eid Ground in Kano state north western Nigeria.

The Emir harped on the need for urgent attention in providing quality education to the less privileged as well as provision of employment to the youths.

“I urge those in Authority, parents , the community and all stakeholders, to expedite action in providing quality education for the less privilege especially children roaming about the streets.

“There is urgent need to provide employment for the teeming youths in Kano to tame associated crimes and drug abuse,” the Monarch said.

Sanusi prayed to Allah to accept all the individual and group prayers made by Muslim Ummah during the month of Ramadan, urging them to seek peace, unity, love for one another including non-Muslims in their daily dealings, which will engender growth and development in the state and the country at large.

The Emir set out for the Eid prayer ground at the Kano central mosque dressed in a colorful  royal traditional attire, with a peacock skin plated shoes to match shaded by a large cut to size umbrella, bellowing trumpets amid touting gun shots to herald his movement.

The Emir of Kano Mohammad Sanusi II with Kano State Governor, Dr. Umar Ganduje exchanging pleasantries at the prayer ground.

After the prayer, the Emir returned to the palace accompanied by district heads and title holders, riding on a well-dressed white house through seven royal gates beginning from Kofarr Wambai to Kofar Baur where he received complement from a cheering crowd wishing him long life and prosperity as custom demands.

The Kano State Governor, Dr. Umar Ganduje, the deputy and other dignitaries were at the Eid prayer ground were the Emir delivered the sermon.

Governor Ganduje urged all Muslims to continue to live a peaceful life equivalent to the ways they conducted themselves during the fasting period and keep on contributing to the meaningful development of the state.

The governor had appreciated the show of good virtues by Muslims during the Month of Ramadhan, calling on all “to maintain the good virtues that were inculcated into their minds and exhibited through good behaviour and manners, which culminated from the teachings of the religious practice of Ramadan.”

“During our days in the Month of Ramadhan it appeared to all how people became more of their brothers keepers. This and many other decent characters need to be maintained. So that people get overhaul of their general behaviour,” Governor Ganduje stated.

He commended people for praying hard for the peace and tranquillity of Kano state in particular and the country in general, saying,“We are aware how patriotic our people were and still are, in praying for the peaceful coexistence in our state and corporate existence of our dear nation.”

He also commended the five emirate councils in the state for coordinating the affairs of the Ramadan in their various domain a peaceful way.

Governor Ganduje said as he took the second Oath of Office as the governor of Kano, during the Month of Ramadhan, he hopes and assures that, he starts with sound and blissful footing.“With Allah’s power we shall have peaceful and productive second tenure,” he adds.

Praying that, “By the special Grace of Allah, our state will continue to be and remain peaceful, more developmental projects and programmes will come our way and security situation in the country will improve.”

The four newly created emirate namely, Gaya, Rano, Kibiya and Bichi conducted their Eid el Fitr prayers at their various domain equally seeking peace and unity of the people and the nation.

The annual spiritual event was conduct in a peaceful atmosphere with a lot of security presence to curtail the unforeseen.


Mercy Chukwudiebere