Amid jubilations Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has finally presented Staff of Office to the newly appointed First Class Emirs, in Kano, which started with the Emir Aminu Ado Bayero, one of the eldest sons of the late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, who is the newly appointed Emir of Bichi Emirate Council.
He presented the Staff of Office to them in this sequence, after Bichi Emir, he proceeded to Karaye Emirate Council, when he presented to the new Emir, Alhaji Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar II, followed by Emir of Rano Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila and finally presented to the Emir of Gaya, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir.
In each of the Emirate Councils, the Governor with his large entourage were greeted by thousands of people who came from all the Districts that make up the Councils, as they who showered encomiums to the Governor and rejoicing with the newly installed Emirs.
After the presentations, he congratulated them for being appointed as leaders of their people. Urging them to always abide by what the Staff of Office symbolically represents.
Explaining that, “This Staff of Office represents dedication and commitment to serve your subjects in the areas of security, health care delivery system, education, and environment among others. We, as a government, are always ready to work with you hand in hand for the growth and development of our state in particular and the nation in general.”
He Added that they should always be ready to see that their people were their major concern, insisting that, “You should place greater priority on education, health and the security of your domains. As the government would always respond positively to your people-oriented yearnings and aspirations.”
Ganduje urged the new Emirs to strive hard in the area of security, emphasizing that, “As leaders who are closer to your subjects, you should join hand with government and other security agencies to make sure that, security is not only improved but maintained.
Efforts towards strengthening community policing, as practice globally, should form part of your commitment. Ours is too, together, ensure that global best practices are observed.”
Highlighting that, “New security strategy should be looked at. That is why I am calling on our Emirs to always consider workable and viable synergy with all the stakeholders in your domains, with the singular reason for making our societies safer.
Security is on the shoulders of all of us. Government alone cannot tackle the issue of security. And traditional institution plays a vital role in this area.”
All the Emirs assured Ganduje of their support in his bid to develop the state, assuring him that, all the areas he highlighted would be given special consideration, for the overall development of the state.
They made it categorically clear that regular meetings between them and other stakeholders in their domains would strategically be designed in order to discharge their responsibilities diligently.
Emirs promised to give special priority and attention to the education of all, particularly girl child education.