The Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II broke down in tears while speaking
at an event held at the Kano state government house today July 19th. According to Premium Times, the emir, who paused for about two minutes while crying, was advising
Nigerian leaders to be prepared to account for all their actions before
Speaking at the Africa House of the Kano Government House, Mr.
Sanusi, an outspoken former governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, told a
packed audience which included the Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje,
that power was a responsibility bestowed on leaders at all levels and
for which they would account.
He commended Mr. Ganduje for his
love and concern for the wellbeing of the Kano Emirate Council, saying
that the gesture will help build a strong relationship between the
council and the state government.
The event, called Hawan
Nassarawa, is held to signify the end of eid-el-fitri festivities and is
done to allow political leaders unveil their programmes and policy
statements to the traditional leaders.
Earlier, Mr. Ganduje said his
primary task was to complete projects initiated by his predecessor and
former boss, Rabiu Kwankwaso, before he would commence new ones in the